World Usability Day is single day of events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. It is about celebration and education – celebrating the strides we have made in creating usable products and educating the masses about how usability impacts our daily lives. It is about making our world work better.
The 2017 World Usability Day New England event is on November 9th at the University of Connecticut Student Union building. The planning committee are predicting about 300 attendees and 15-20 speakers and vendors with sessions regarding Accessible documents, Website Design and Compliance, User Experience, Universal Design, and the latest Assistive Technology for education and employment, as well as accessible design in the home and community. Experts from these fields will be sharing their expertise through demonstrations and informative workshop sessions!
Usability, accessibility and assistive technology allow persons of all abilities to engage in learning, employment and enjoying life to the fullest. The #WUDNE17 event aims to bring together some of the brightest minds in these three fields, for a day of learning, professional development and networking. Please remember to use the #WUDNE17 hashtag on social media.
There is a registration fee of $30, which will cover the cost of lunch and costs associated with producing the event.
John Brandt, Maine CITE’s Training Coordinator will be presenting, “Accessibility and WordPress.”