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    RI SHRM Monthly Meeting - Diversity

    Date: October 3, 2017, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Hosted at New England Tech
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    Web and Software Accessibility for Human Resources Professionals,
    Are You Compliant?

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    In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design, HR Professionals need to be sure that all electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. 

    This session objectives are:

    • Define website accessibility
    • Become familiar with the basics of accessible website design
    • Discover tools to test the accessibility of your digital content
    • Learn about existing guidelines such as WCAG 2.0
    • Introduce the basics of assistive technology in the office environment
    • Learn from relevant examples such as job applications, surveys, and accessible documents


    Lise Capet, Inclusive Product and Technology Designer

    Lise earned a Master in Industrial design in Belgium in 2008. During her study, she focused most of her projects on user-centered products, designed to improve the lives of the users. She has always had a keen interest in sustainable design and design for social equity.

    She worked in design studio across the Globe, gathering diverse design perspectives in the fields of furniture and lighting design in London; packaging and graphic design in France; fashion design in Reykjavik; and product design at Tupperware in Belgium.

    Her passion for User-Centered approach and Inclusive design leads her to Boston where she started working at IHCD in 2011. Combining a unique expertise on the latest inclusive technologies with a product designer sensibility, she became specialized in Web and mobile Accessibility.

    Her recent projects include: Developing an interactive I-pad tool for Accessibility evaluation. Creation of a new user-friendly website for the IHCD store, creation of the User/expert Lab and the design of a multisensory space for the Shift Boston competition

    Also founder of a series of conference on Design for humanitarian relief, organized in collaboration with MIT and the technical university of TU Delft she has a passion for solving world problem through innovation.

    Woodbury Shortridge, Coordinator of Inclusive Technology

    Woody grew up in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, giving special attention to HCI and human factors. As an undergrad, he researched and designed auditory and multimodal interfaces at the GA Tech Sonification Lab. Often this meant he was working on the cutting edge of assistive technologies. Woody has now moved on to join the IHCD team as Coordinator of Inclusive Technology. He participates in technology consulting and design projects for information and communication technology. Woody is also engaged in contextual inquiry research projects with an emphasis on multisensory experience.

    This program has been submitted for 1.5 General Credits by HRCI and 1.5 SHRM-PC Credits.