A Personal and Practical Look at Digital Accessibility On Global Accessibility Day 2020

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We all understand the overarching need for digital accessibility—ensuring every citizen has access to municipal content in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). On this year’s Global Accessibility Day, we are thinking about access, not in theory, but in practice and from the perspective of a citizen who intimately knows what it means to be reliant on accessibility remediation tools.

Watch the recording to hear Don Torrez, CivicPlus® Accessibility Partner Manager, and Angie Brunk, MLS, MA, for #realtalk about living with a disability and the value of digital remediation technology. Born with a visual impairment, Angie is an experienced public service librarian who recently completed an MAS in Human Factors and Usability testing specializing in accessibility. Together, Angie and Don will discuss the digital accessibility challenges of citizens living with a visual, auditory, or physical impairment, and how our AudioEye accessibility remediation software can help.

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Angie Brunk, MLS, MA

Angie is an experienced public service librarian and recently completed an MAS in Human Factors and Usability testing (think user experience design) specializing in accessibility. She has taught basic graphic design courses for communications majors and incorporated basic graphic design into her practice as a librarian. Ms. Brunk has published conference proceedings and presentations on various aspects of accessibility and libraries. Her recent presentations include:

  • A poster and a short paper for the Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology
  • Presentation on accessible and inclusive design for library marketing at Library Marketing and Communications
  • An article on Accessible and Inclusive Design for the Marketing Library Services newsletter
  • A book chapter on gamification and accessibility in an anthology published by the Association of College and Research Libraries

Other recent projects include accessibility audits for a library software vendor and a museum. In addition to being born with a visual impairment, she has served on disability services advisory boards at three universities and worked with numerous students with disabilities.

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Your Host: Don Torrez

At CivicPlus, Don Torrez has worked with more than 150 local governments to better understand web accessibility and how to best comply with law and guidelines.  

Don is a Certified Accessibility Coordinator with the ADA and has produced webinars and white papers in the US and Australia.  

He has written training curriculum on Web Accessibility and speaks out for greater awareness in electronic disability issues.  His vision is to remove the fear and confusion from this issue.