Accessibility and Inclusion
The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
~ Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
There are 650 Million individuals in the world that live with a disability. Here in the USA – only 15 million of those individuals are those who are 65 or older. 57 million of those who are disabled were born with the disability or it came later in their life.
What does that mean for businesses? For those who have an online presence – it is a demographic that they are largely missing out and not serving because their website may not be ADA compliant as well as Section 508 compliant.
To educate small businesses, website designers and anyone interested – Christine Laikind, founder of SCS Digital Marketing has made it her mission to share her experience and knowledge about accessibility. She will also share information about website accessibility compliance standards to the business industry.
To get your website compliant – there are simple steps that can be made. Christine will share resources and tools readily available for small business owners that can use to check, use and implement. She also believes that designing websites for accessibility begins at the user persona stage. In sum, it is really about inclusion within the community - the business community.
Her presentation is 30 minutes long with handouts and Q & A.
Reach out to Christine Laikind to schedule to speak at your event about this topic at Christine@scs-digitalmarketing.com or call 770-272-6092.
Christine Laikind was born deaf. Mainstreamed at an early age, Christine speaks and lip reads fairly well that her hearing peers often "forget" that she has a hearing disability.
She has a BA in Graphic Design and MBA in Business Administration. First in her family to obtain degrees, Christine has held management positions and owned businesses. Today she works for herself at SCS Digital Marketing as a virtual assistant and marketing strategist for professional women speakers and coaches.
In her spare time, she likes to read, cook, and paint. Married for 30 years to her best friend. Their favorite past time is riding their motorcycle among Chattahoochee National Forest in Northern Georgia.