Your website's not just designed for your audiences: it's designed for everyone. Which means it needs to be accessible to everyone.

In this workshop, we collaborate with Woods Fuller, Shultz & Smith, P.C. to dive into how accessibility affects you from a legal standpoint, as well as what you as a site editor can do to make your site more accessible.

  • Best practices for content accessibility - headings, images, links, and more
  • Creating an editorial workflow that helps facilitate accessible content
  • Understanding the place of plain language and writing for those with low literacy or English as a second language
  • Common testing tools and methods for keeping things real
  • Navigating the grey areas of accessibility law to provide the best possible user experience

About the Speakers

Corey Vilhauer

User Experience Architect, Blend Interactive

@mrvilhauer

Corey Vilhauer is a user experience strategist at Blend Interactive, a web strategy, development, and design firm in the middle of the Midwest. He is a recovering advertising copywriter and a closeted fan of professional wrestling. He writes at length about methodology, empathy, and small-business content strategy at Eating Elephant, and writes about other things at Corey Vilhauer Dot Com.

Joel E. Engel III

Attorney, Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith P.C.

@woodsfuller

Joel Engel is an attorney at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C., where his practice is focused on business litigation. Joel works in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, and helps clients resolve disputes regarding trademarks, copyrights, and patents. He also counsels clients in various industries about e-commerce and technology law. Joel graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2012, and then clerked for the North Dakota Supreme Court before joining the firm in 2013.