User testing with the disability community can help you shift your focus from technical requirements to delivering a truly accessible user experience. This webinar will discuss the benefits of testing with real people from the disability community and the positive impact it can make on the success of your accessibility and digital inclusion program.
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Erica is the Community Engagement Specialist at Knowbility. Erica started as a volunteer with Knowbility and competed in AIR in 2019 before joining the team. Prior to this, she was a teacher working primarily with English learners. One of her first experiences with internet accessibility involved learning about the types of barriers that her students experienced when they interacted with English language mobile apps.
Erica is from Michigan and moved to Austin to serve in AmeriCorps. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University, and a certificate in UX Design from UC San Diego.
Joseph DiNero is an Assistive Technology Specialist at Helen Keller Services for the Blind, a non profit organization that offers a wide range of services and programs for people of all ages who are blind or have vision impairments. In his work at Helen Keller Services, Joe teaches people who are blind or visually impaired how to use assistive technology to aid them in becoming more independent. In Joe’s work with his students, he provides them with the user-skills necessary to be successful in the future as a visually impaired person, whether they are pursuing higher education or participating in the workforce. Joe also applies his technical background in his work for UsableNet as Head Digital Accessibility Tester. Prior to working with Helen Keller Services and UsableNet, Joe had a career in the hotel industry.
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.