Why COVID-19 Just Made Digital Accessibility More Important Than Ever

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Since your citizens are more dependent on digital self-service tools than ever before, you cannot risk inaccessible information, content, or resources. With lawsuits and penalty fines as the consequences for non-compliance, learn what you can do today to ensure your website and digital communications are accessible and consumable through assistive technology.

Join our special guest Marsha Schwanke, web specialist from the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional centers in the ADA National Network and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University for a discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ensuring equitable access to civic information and the need for digital-first content.
You will have access to the webinar recording, as well as the webinar slide deck and resource link document, plus Bonus Content entitled, "How Screen Readers Work." 


Your Speaker: Marsha Schwanke

Marsha S. Schwanke, Web Specialist, CTRS, has over 20 years experience designing, testing, and managing webcourses and online projects that maximize accessibility and usability. She is responsible for the development, content management, and support of web projects for the Southeast ADA Center. She also has over 25 years experience working as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with people with disabilities in community, rehabilitation, and long-term care settings.

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Your Speaker: Don Torrez 

As a CivicPlus Accessibility Partner Manager, Don has worked with 150 local governments to improve web accessibility and learn how to best comply with law and guidelines. He is a Certified Accessibility Coordinator with the national ADA organization and has produced webinars and white papers in the U.S. and Australia. He has written training curriculum on Web Accessibility and speaks out for greater awareness in electronic disability issues.