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Beyond compliance: making the case for accessibility

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Seda Maurer Accessibility Program Manager, CPACC at Sabre

TOPIC:

Beyond compliance: making the case for accessibility

Accessibility is more than code compliance and avoiding law suits. Many organizations are still struggling with justifying the cost of implementing accessibility. In reality, accessibility offers many advantages and opportunities such as: future proofing code, creating human-centric and empathetic designs, building innovative products. Accessibility should be leveraged as an overall strategy for your organization.

Accessibility insights lead to innovation!

A Certified Professional of Accessibility Core Competencies, Seda Maurer has been instrumental in strategizing and leading the Accessibility Program, at Sabre. This program gained Sabre the Partner of the Year Award by Knowbility in 2017. Seda is a thorough leader in user experience and an advocate of Accessible and Universal Design. Seda believes that having empathy is critical in designing inclusive and effective products.

“Empathy is the next differentiator for any successful product!”

Leveraging her extensive experience as a lead UX Designer of enterprise-level applications and eCommerce Websites, Seda introduces Accessibility touchpoints in a product lifecycle process. She consults with product teams on the Accessibility requirements and auditing. Seda has raised awareness of hundreds on Accessibility at Sabre in the past two years and mentored many UX Designers in becoming informed practitioners of Accessible Designs.

Seda enjoys mentoring and has presented talks on Empathy and Accessibly at Big Design Conference, Access U, and the local chapters of UXPA and Ladies that UX.


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