While resources for planning accessible events exist, they often overlook one important area: technology. Michael Doane of CadmiumCD shares the ways you can incorporate event technology in making a more accessible event for your attendees with disabilities.
Michael Doane is marketing manager at CadmiumCD, makers of the myCadmium software platform, an award-winning suite of conference and trade show management products. Visit the CadmiumCD blog for more articles like this.
While resources for planning accessible events exist, they often overlook one important area: technology. There are well-documented but lesser-known standards for creating technology that is accessible to attendees with disabilities. Today, we’ll review these standards and explore how tech companies can apply them to your event’s technology.
What are the most current accessibility standards for technology?
According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.” Its goal is to “make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these…
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