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On-Demand Webinar for Accessibility Testing

How and Why to Engage Testers from the Disability Community

Recorded Live April 8, 2020
12 pm ET

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How and Why to Engage Testers from the Disability Community

This unique webinar offers a practical path for organizations planning or in the process of, a digital accessibility initiative. Learn why engaging users with disabilities can empower your organization to achieve and maintain accessibility and ADA compliance. 

View now to learn: 

  • External factors increasing demand for in-depth testing performed by testers with disabilities 
  • How to attract qualified users to your organization
  • Typical challenges at this stage in a digital accessibility program
  • The right skill set: What to look for in a candidate
  • Live Q&A
Tanner Gers
Business Development Lead, American Foundation for the Blind

Tanner Gers joined AFB in 2019, after serving for several years as Executive Director of My Blind Spot. As the Business Development Lead for AFB Consulting, Tanner is responsible for identifying, maturing, tracking, and closing sales leads for AFB Consulting.

After losing his sight as an adult, Tanner helped develop software so people who are blind or visually impaired could independently access calculus equations, directed the implementation of an accessible job board to people with disabilities for the state of Arizona, and served on the Arizona Governor’s Council Employment Committee for Blindness and Visual Impairment.

Tanner is also a competitive athlete in multiple sports. He is considered one of the greatest batters in the history of the National Beep Baseball Association (adaptive version of baseball for the blind) as a six-time NBBA All-Star and three-time World Series MVP, and a 2011 and 2012 US Paralympic Track and Field National Team Member. He is also a 2011 ParaPan American Games gold medalist and 2012 trials gold medalist in the long jump, a 2012 US Paralympian in long jump and 4X100m relay, a 2013 World Championship US Track and Field long jumper, and the 2015 and 2016 National Champion in track cycling.

His athletic career opened the doors for his professional speaking career, with programs delivered at companies, universities, and associations across the country, including the National Speakers Association National Headquarters, Dartmouth College, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Wounded Warriors, Ford, and Toyota, to name just a few.

 

Jason Taylor
Chief Innovation Strategist, UsableNet

Jason C. Taylor is the Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor to the UsableNet CEO with nearly 20 years of experience in usability and accessibility. He is a global technology thought leader for multichannel customer engagement, actively advising leading companies on how to extend their brands across multiple channels for all users. He has been an active member of the accessibility and usability communities since 2001, which started with leading partnerships between UsableNet, Macromedia (now Adobe), and The Nielsen Norman Group.