Our Director of Digital Accessibility, Beth Somerfield, CPWA, will be giving a presentation titled, “Accessibility and Usability Work Together to Make Things Better” at the IPMA’s Professional Development seminar, Accessibility Matters.
People turn to government websites to complete various tasks. From filing taxes, enrolling in a healthcare plan, or completing big milestones like starting a business or retiring – government websites must be accessible and easy to use. Successful digital services let people connect with their government with confidence and efficiency.
Learn how accessibility and usability work hand-in-hand to create better government services. Beth’s presentation will walk you through a real-life example and share key learnings that you can apply to your agency.
About IPMA's Professional Development: Accessibility Matters Event
Learn why accessibility matters and how we can create a more inclusive work environment for people with disabilities.
At this seminar you will:
- Experience hands-on opportunities to try out assistive technologies
- Hear experiences from the world of disability
- Learn how to create a more accessible environment in your agency
Washington State native, Steve Ferrerira from Beyond Disabilities will open the event as the keynote speaker.
There will also be presentations from:
- And other state employees and disability advocates
Join us in learning more about making accessible digital experiences!
Register for this in-person event featuring industry speakers and experts by visiting IPMA’s Registration Page. We hope to see you there to share our mission and insight as to how we can make government technology accessible and inclusive, while creating a lasting social impact.
For additional reading on accessibility:
- "5 Ways to Increase Customer Satisfaction Through Accessible and Inclusive Experiences"
- "New Executive Order Aims to Make Government Services and Experience Better for the People Who Need Them"