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How a Blind Person uses a Website

Recorded on Sept 17
12 pm ET

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Join us for a first-hand demonstration of why not all ADA solutions create equal experiences

Approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the US  have vision impairment, including 1 million who are blind according to the CDC. Yet many business and technology leaders making decisions that will impact website accessibility for the blind have not watched a person with a visual disability navigate a typical consumer-facing website.

This Webinar will provide a demonstration from our special guest presenter who is blind, Joseph DiNero. During his presentation, Joe will demonstrate and explain strategies he uses when visiting a website. These are the same practical strategies that he also teaches his blind and visually impaired students as an educator and assistive technology specialist at Helen Keller Services for the Blind. 

This Webinar will cover:

  • How a Blind Person uses your website on a desktop computer
  • How the selected accessibility remediation impacts the experience 
  • Common issues caused by well-meaning companies using poor fixes 
  • Best practices in testing and remediation of your website 
Joseph DiNero
Assistive Technology Specialist at Helen Keller Services for the Blind and Head User Tester with UsableNet

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 Taylor, UsableNet
Chief Innovation Strategist

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.