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Accessibility: What's in It for All of Us? CANCELLED

| Proposal No: 1933

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  • Angela Hooker, , Microsoft

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: Intermediate Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

It's good to reflect on why we work in accessibility. Use these points to remind yourself and most importantly, teach others, about the benefits of accessibility for everyone. We'll also have a group discussion where you can share how you convince others of the importance of accessibility.


When your colleagues ask you why they should be interested in accessibility, what do you tell them? Share these key points with senior management, developers, designers, usability specialists, content managers, and project managers, so they understand that accessibility isn't just about the law. At this session, you may share your insight on accessibility.


  1. Share these convincing facts about the importance of accessibility.
  2. See why the human factor is the most compelling argument for accessibility.
  3. Participate in a group discussion on how to motivate and inspire others to consider accessibility.

Speaker Bio(s)

Angela Hooker

Angela Hooker is a Senior Accessibility Product Manager at Microsoft, where she's built a center of expertise for accessibility, user experience, and universal design. She's brought her web management, development, design, accessibility, and editorial and content management expertise to the government and private sector for over 20 years. Angela also advocates for role-based accessibility and believes that teaching people how to incorporate principles of accessibility in their everyday work creates a sustainable program and produces the most accessible user experiences. In addition to accessibility and universal design, she supports plain language and web standards. Angela speaks on and writes about accessibility, user experience, and plain language.