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Events in November 2021

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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) became a W3C open standard in 1999 — back when the new tech hotness was the Blackberry phone, Napster first invaded college dorms, and the Y2K bug sparked fear in us all. Fast forward to our modern digital world and you'll notice that while the other tech trends have waned, SVGs are still around and thriving.

This is partly due to SVGs having a small footprint for such high visual fidelity, in a world where bandwidth and performance matter more than ever — especially on mobile devices and situations/locations where data is at a premium. But also because SVGs are so flexible with their integrated styles, interactivity, and animation options. What we can do with SVGs today goes way beyond the basic shapes of yesteryear.

If we focus on the accessibility aspect of SVGs, we have come a long way as well. Today, we have many robust patterns and techniques to help us optimize inclusiveness. This is true regardless if you are creating icons, simple images, or more complex infographics.

While the specific pattern you decide to use might vary depending on your particular situation and targeted WCAG conformance level — the reality is, most people stop there, focusing on code compliance and not actual end-users and their needs. If true inclusiveness lies beyond patterns — what other factors should we consider when designing and developing accessible SVGs?

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More information about Accessible SVGs: Pattern, Color Contrast, and Motion Considerations

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November 9, 2021(1 event)

Fostering a culture of diversity in today’s workplace is essential for a company to flourish and even survive. Being able to appreciate, value and leverage differences brings intangible benefits to every employer as they face business challenges and remain at the innovative forefront of their space.

Participant Takeaways:
Benefits for employers who hire people with disabilities
How HR can foster the hiring and build recruitment strategies
Accommodation and retention of employees with disabilities
The cost and return of making workplaces accessible for employees

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More information about The Business Case for Accessibility and HR’s Role

November 10, 2021
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Professor Wendy Dannels will point to some challenges and opportunities deaf individuals using American Sign Language as their primary language have faced when navigating and interacting with others through Mozilla Hubs.

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More information about Paradigm Shifts in Interacting With Virtual Environments: A Focus on Deaf People

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Hear from experts Sheri Byrne-Haber of VMware, Chris O'Brien of OLG, and more discuss challenges and best practices to provide a pathway for the enterprise to make things more accessible.

It will cover:
- How to set up your accessibility team for success.
- Struggles accessibility departments face and what can they do about it.
- Best practices in the enterprise.

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More information about Accessibility in the Enterprise

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Come learn how it's possible for people with a disability or chronic illness to travel and tour places like Portugal.

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More information about Accessible Tourism: How Travel Can Be Accessible for All

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