Web Accessibility

Dow Chemical - 353 N Clark St Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Oct 6, 2018, 10:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

Who can use your websites? Are they accessible to as many people as possible?

Web accessibility is about building websites for everyone, including those with disabilities. Come to this class to learn more about developing with accessibility in mind and building a better web experience for everyone. This class will focus on general design principles, with some hands-on exercises.

You should have: (a) taken Intro to HTML/CSS through Girl Develop It, or (b) be familiar with the basics of HTML and CSS

Tech requirements:
- Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).
- Modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.
- A text editor
- Headphones or earbuds for class exercises

Lunch will be provided by the lovely folks at Dow Chemical. (Please email chicago@girldevelopit.com if you have any dietary restrictions)

Location information:
- This location is wheelchair accessible.
- Attendees *must* provide their full name as it appears on their ID for building security. When you RSVP to this event, you will be prompted for this information.

Instructor: Margie Chubin, Software Engineer at Sprout Social
As a Computer Science student at UIUC, Margie studied accessibility and is now an active advocate to her coworkers and peers. She believes everyone should be able to use technology, including individuals with disabilities. When not coding or discussing accessibility best practices, you can find Margie cooking or eating food.

Hosted by: Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical's Digital Marketplace Center is focused on designing and developing innovative digital solutions for Dow to expand marketing and grow sales in North America. Dow supplies many industries in North America and this is a unique opportunity to deliver digital solutions for business-to-business multi-market commerce. The center has an entrepreneurial mindset powered by cross-industry experience, employee diversity, and multiple disciplines – business process optimization, user experience design, digital content design, agile methodologies, analytics, mobile applications, and IT innovation.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. Apply via our scholarship form (http://bit.ly/gdi-chi-scholarship). Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, September 28. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Teaching Assistants: If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this or future workshops, please visit our volunteer page (http://gdichicago.com/volunteer/). TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.

No shows: Your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund.

Refund Policy: Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI. GDI does not offer refunds to students who cancel or are unable to attend the class, for any reason.

No Drop-Ins: We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared towards adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn coding and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at chicago@girldevelopit.com


Saturday, Oct 6
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (CDT)


Dow Chemical
353 N Clark St Chicago