Accessibility education in professional development 101
To build a truly accessible environment, we need to understand the why.
Sometimes, it can be easy to get caught up in the what of accessibility. The technicalities, practical elements, and compliance side of accessibility implementation. But, to build a truly accessible environment, we need to understand the why.
This webinar stresses the importance of continued learning around accessibility. Incorporating accessibility education into your professional and personal development is meaningful for everyone. Samantha, Lucy, Rose, and Becca will tell you both why it matters and how you can implement it in your organization.
Meet our featured speakers
Samantha Evans, Certification Manager at the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
Samantha (Sam) Evans, CAE, MBA, is the Certification Manager at the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict, where she works with accessibility subject matter experts and professionals around the world to maintain, build and deliver accessibility certification programs. Sam facilitates the work of IAAP and the accessibility community to establish benchmarks of knowledge, skills and concepts for the accessibility professional. Sam is also an active accessibility and inclusion advocate. Sam holds an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Kennesaw State University and has more than 20 years of experience in association management. Sam has serves on the American Society of Association Executives D&I Advisory Group, Institute for Credentialing Excllence’s DEI Committee, Georgia Society of Association Executives Board of Directors, Events Industry Council Certified Meeting Professional Competency Profile and Job Task Analysis Initiative, and National Association of Social Workers Credentialing Committee.
Lucy Anscombe, Web Development Manager at the University of Stirling
Lucy has been working on university websites for 20 years. She is currently Web Development Manager at the University of Stirling, leading a team of developers working on multiple proactive projects, alongside rapid response scoping and delivery of ad hoc development requests and ongoing maintenance and optimisation of the website.
Becca Moser, Sr. Technical Writer at Siteimprove
Becca is a Senior Technical Writer on Siteimprove’s Academy team and has been with Siteimprove for four years. While working with subject matter experts she puts expertise and knowledge to work by building out engaging eLearning courses for mass consumption. A part of her role is ensuring that digital accessibility is front of mind and implemented with all communication. She has a true passion to ensure that digital accessibility is a daily part of life.