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WECafé | Small Changes, Big Impact: Creating an Accessible Website for All
August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Did you know that persons with disabilities are the third largest economic power in the world, after the US and China? Accessing the internet every day, 70% will leave a website instantly if it is inaccessible.
This means you could be losing potential business as a result of something as simple as website design. Besides the fact that eighty percent of persons with disabilities rate accessibility above price when choosing where to purchase, creating a more accessible website helps to create a more equitable world.
So we’re excited to host Kale Gosen, Co-Founder of Humanize Consulting, for a free interactive session to share website improvements that might not even be on your competitors’ radar.
In this webinar, Kale will cover:
- How people with various disabilities access the internet;
- The types of barriers they face, and how you can minimize them; and
- Tips and advice about tweaking your website design to achieve a more accessible site.
If you want to expand your reach and connect with new clients, then this is a must!
Take a seat and join us for this interactive WECafé where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and gain industry insight in an open and welcoming environment.
A recording will be available after the live session
About the Panelist
Kale Gosen is a settler living in Vancouver on stolen Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh territory. She is a white, queer, disabled activist who is passionate about building community.
She began her work as an equity and diversity facilitator seven years ago at the University of British Columbia. She has been invited to both keynote and speak at a variety of conferences, as well as present at Harvard.
In 2020 she co-founded Humanize Consulting to do education outreach to raise funds for local grassroots organizations. They also run workshops and training for companies on topics like anti-racism, gender and sexuality, and Indigenous awareness. She is especially passionate about raising awareness around disability and accessibility in both physical and online spaces.
Her absolute favourite things are reading, chocolate peanut butter ice cream and her 6 pound Chiweenie Gary.