Creating an Accessible Experience as a Blogger

About the Session:

Erin encourages bloggers to think outside the box and create a better experience for their diverse audience, as the majority of disabilities are invisible.
Main takeaways:
– Accessibility is crucial for bloggers to create an inclusive experience for all readers
– Consider video captioning, color contrast, and alt text for images to improve accessibility
– Think outside the box and cater to the diverse needs of your audience
– Utilize AI tools and resources to enhance accessibility on your website and social media platforms.

Speaker:

Erin Perkins, CEO of Mabely Q, Founder of Successible

I’m Erin Perkins, CEO of Mabely Q. I’m deafblind (you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at me!) I can still hear with the help of my hearing aid & cochlear implant (without them, I’m profoundly deaf). I can see only 50 degrees… if you’re waving to me, and I don’t wave back…the chances are pretty high that I didn’t see or hear you!

I started Mabely Q under the guise of being an operations manager and graphic designer. It wasn’t until I worked with independent business owners, coaches and mentors that I realized how few actually understood what accessibility was. I knew right then I needed to pivot to accessibility education.

I love that I get to teach businesses how to be accessible by leaning on my life experiences which I share with others to foster true inclusion at all levels, and also teaching in a way that feels good. My mission is to make the world more accessible one business at a time.

I’m Erin Perkins, CEO of Mabely Q. I’m deafblind (you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at me!) I can still hear with the help of my hearing aid & cochlear implant (without them, I’m profoundly deaf). I can see only 50 degrees… if you’re waving to me, and I don’t wave back…the chances are pretty high that I didn’t see or hear you!

I started Mabely Q under the guise of being an operations manager and graphic designer. It wasn’t until I worked with independent business owners, coaches and mentors that I realized how few actually understood what accessibility was. I knew right then I needed to pivot to accessibility education.

I love that I get to teach businesses how to be accessible by leaning on my life experiences which I share with others to foster true inclusion at all levels, and also teaching in a way that feels good. My mission is to make the world more accessible one business at a time.

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