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Accessibility in Tech: Lightning talks

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Tonight, we’ll hear a series of lightning talks about accessibility in tech.

**Please be on time — Talks will start right at 6:30 PM!**

“Creating an accessible work environment for UX’ers with Disabilities” with Rivka Barrett

Rivka (Hannah) Barrett is a User Researcher/ Human Factors Engineer at Bose Corporation. In 2018, she graduated with a Master’s in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. Rivka has worked with clients and in-house teams across multiple industries, including robotics, healthcare and financial services. She’s especially passionate about mobile health, medical devices and accessibility work. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rivka-barrett-ux/

“The importance of accessibility in branding” with Jocelyn Perron

Jocelyn Perron is the Director of User Experience and Design at Wistia where she leads a team of product designers, marketing designers, and researchers to solve some of the top challenges marketers are facing and create simple and creative designs. Before joining the team at Wistia, Jocelyn’s early career was spent designing and leading teams working on physical and digital products, marketing sites, and branding for a range of clients including lifestyle and tech brands before transitioning to in-house teams at LogMeIn and Wayfair.

“Viewing Party: Accessible video means everyone’s invited” with Luke Pommersheim

Luke is a Senior Software Engineer at Wistia where he works primarily on the Wistia Video Player and video playback. He recently led Wistia’s efforts in improving accessibility of the viewing experience.

Talk TBD with Missy Roodes

Missy has been designing digital experiences for over a decade. She started her career in television and game animation, but eventually found her way to UX Design and shortly thereafter discovered the burgeoning field of telehealth design. Now working with the team at American Well, Missy has become passionate (some might say “fanatical”) about digital accessibility and creating inclusive experiences for all.

Please note that the front row(s) of seats will be prioritized for those with hearing/visual impairments.

While this event is free of charge, Inclusive Tech Hub encourages online donations at each of our events to a featured Boston area non-profit. During this event, we’ll be highlighting Partners for Youth with Disabilities, whose mission is to build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities. If you cannot attend the event, you can donate online here: https://www.pyd.org/donate/. Please do *not* bring physical checks or cash to donate at the event.

A huge thanks to our awesome host, Privy, for generously providing space and delicious refreshments for this event!

**Please note that photos for social media will be taken at this event. When you arrive, we will provide color-coded stickers that you can wear if you do not wish to have your photo taken.**

All attendees are expected to abide by ITH’s Code of Conduct: https://tinyurl.com/y9v2a2gr

Slack: https://ith-slack.herokuapp.com/

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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201 South St 2nd floor
Boston, MA
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