IHG: Introduction to Tools for Life and Web Accessibility - February 2020

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Tools for Life: Your Assistive Technology Act Program! and Digital Accessibility and User Experience

InterContinental Hotels Group, web designers and architects
Atlanta, GA

February 12, 2020

Tools for Life (TFL) is funded by the Federal Tech Act, which is legislation to promote direct AT services to individuals of all ages and disabilities in each state. Tools for Life increases independence for Georgians with disabilities by providing access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services. The TFL Network is fulfilling the intent of the Tech Act through AT assessments, AT lending libraries, device demonstrations, trainings for individuals and groups, AT reuse, and funding education and assistance. This presentation explores information about the Tools for Life program, network and community partners including funding resources that assist with purchasing assistive technology devices.

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) provides services in the area of digital accessibility evaluations, trainings and technical assistance to organizations across the street and around the globe. Accessibility in this case means “easily used or accessed by people with disabilities.” A review of digital accessibility standards, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), was also provided to IHG, along with a demonstration of the IHG website from the perspective of a screen reader user.

Tori Holder, Outreach Specialist, Tools for Life
John Rempel, QA Accessibility Analyst, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

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