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Description from: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.
Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. The document "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" describes how different disabilities affect Web use and includes scenarios of people with disabilities using the Web.
Tom Babinszki (@TBabinszki), who is an Accessibility Advisor at IBM, will be presenting at our February 15, 2014, meeting.
He was born in Hungary, where he has actively participated in disability advocacy since his teenage years.
After moving to the United States, he worked with government agencies and corporations to help them make web and software accessible to people with disabilities. He trained the first visually impaired accessibility consultants in South-East Asia.
Besides accessibility work, Tom has built a center for entrepreneurship at the Hadley School for the Blind (@TheHadleySchool) to help visually impaired business owners realize their dreams.
Meeting location map and directions.