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We’re building and improving tools and services all the time, but are your web services created only for the “average” user? We all use “assistive” technology accessing information in a multitude of ways with different platforms, devices, and more. Whether you develop web services in-house or work with an external group, you can make your web-based services more accessible for all your users with small amounts of effort.

This session will focus on accessibility of websites, but provide guidelines that apply to all web services. No background knowledge or programming knowledge is required.

Slideshttps://arty-chan.github.io/presentations/FLlibs2016a.html

Original broadcast September 7, 2016

Biography ~ Cynthia Ng
Tech-savvy and keen, Cynthia Ng has been working on making the web more accessible and usable, inside and outside of libraries since before library school. She is currently the Content Coordinator of NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service), making books accessible to print-disabled readers in Canada through libraries. Previously, she has worked in various positions in libraries focusing on web and technology, particularly in the areas of user experience, including usability, and accessibility.

She is also a mentor and contributor to Mozilla, and mentors at technology events, such as those organized by Ladies Learning Code.