To celebrate GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day), Amnet conducted an informative webinar, titled “Digital Accessibility: No Longer an Afterthought,” by Charles LaPierre, principal, accessibility standards, and technical lead, Global Certified Accessible, Benetech. The webinar was moderated by Frances Daniele, director of accessibility and key relationships, Amnet.
What to Expect from the Webinar?
This webinar talks about the following:
- Including Accessibility and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- How to Get Started Creating Better Accessible Digital Content
- Why Accessibility Needs to Be a Part of Your Print and Digital Workflow
- An overview of the Benetech GCA program
About the Speaker
Charles LaPierre is principal, accessibility standards, and technical lead, Global Certified Accessible, Benetech. Charles has over 25 years of accessibility development experience and has been a pioneer in accessible product development since 1993. Charles is currently a member of the following W3C working groups: Publishing Working Group, MathML Refresh, ARIA, and APA/Personalization Task Force, as well as a member of the EPUB3 W3C Community Group, and cochair of the Accessibility Metadata W3C Community Group. Charles is the technical architect of the new Global Certified Accessible (GCA) initiative at Benetech to certify publisher content as conforming to the EPUB 1.0 Accessibility Specification. Charles has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Watch the Webinar Video - Digital Accessibility—No Longer an Afterthought
About the Graymatters
GRAYMATTERS Webinar Series is Amnet’s initiative to bring together diverse voices and perspectives of industry pioneers and leaders to nurture and nourish the publishing ecosystem.