Lightning Talks: Accessible & Universal Design
We want our designs to work for as many people as possible. In these lightning talks, learn from the experts about some of the fundamentals of accessible and universal design.
All are welcome and you don't have to be affiliated with the University of Arizona to join us. Join us at 4:30 p.m. to kick things off with opt-in breakout rooms. The presentations will start at 4:45 p.m.
Dev Bose (he/him/his), assistant professor in the Department. of English, researches rhetorical privilege and access pertaining to technology and invisible disabilities. His talk will explore ways to implement universal design for learning concepts in the classroom, as seen through the lens of neurodivergence.
Barbie Lopez (she/her/hers), digital accessibility consultant, provides consultation and resources for the campus community towards achieving a more accessible and inclusive digital environment. There’s a relationship between user experience, accessibility, and inclusiveness – in her talk, find out the steps you can start with today!
Dan Stormont (he/him/his), Arizona regional manager for the Microsoft Philanthropies Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program, is a computer engineer who has worked in both public and private sectors, teaching tech and business topics to tweens, teens and adults. He will speak about how designing for diversity and inclusion in education can be very challenging and will share some best practices and lessons learned.
Mario Vasquez (he/him/his), user experience designer, helps design better digital experiences for people and devices of all varieties. He will speak about adding accessibility to your workflows.