Ensuring web accessibility is a critical responsibility we all share.
The Question: How do we convince our bosses and clients to invest in accessibility? How do we work together across teams to build a usable experience for everyone?
What We Discussed: In Fore_Front's kickoff event, we heard from a panel of industry experts on web accessibility best practices, the role of design and development, cultural transformations and impacts on accessibility, and much more!
Ted Whitehead is the Lead Front-End Engineer and accessibility evangelist at Threespot. During his seven years there, he’s had the opportunity to work on projects for The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Smithsonian Institution, The Brookings Institution, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and many others. He’s gained a wealth of experience around coding accessible websites and demonstrating the value of accessibility to clients and colleagues. When not coding, Ted enjoys playing the piano and chasing his toddler son around the house.
Ally Palanzi is a software engineer with a passion for design, accessibility, and ice cream. She's actively involved in the tech community – speaking at conferences around the world on topics like accessibility and serving as a member of the DCFemTech leadership board. During the day, she's an engineer at Nava, where she builds applications that help millions of Americans enroll in healthcare through HealthCare.Gov.
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