I’m participating in a Digital accessibility round table in Toronto. See description below with a link to the Event bright tickets.
It’s opened to the public. Space is limited.
Digital Accessibility: A Love / Hate Relationship, Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM |
Join Wealthsimple and Fable Tech Labs to meet and learn from Toronto’s technology leaders in inclusive design and digital accessibility.
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. : Networking
6:30 – 6:45 p.m. : Keynote
6:45 – 7:15p.m. : Panel
7:15 – 7:30. : Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. : Networking
Light refreshments and food will be served. There will be ASL interpreters at the event. To access the elevator, please enter through the 862 Richmond
Street West entrance (left side of the building). There will be signage to direct you.
For additional accommodations, please email
Samuel Proulx is an expert technology user today, but it didn’t start that way. Sam has had a love/hate relationship with technology since he was just
ten years old, using Windows 1995. As a blind user, he found the web to be an equalizer. As the Internet blossomed though, Sam grew with it, but has found
the equalizing effect it once had to be lost overtime.
Through his frustrations, Sam believes the Internet is strongest when it’s built by its users. Sam has managed online communities in various spaces for
18 years; he brings this expertise to Fable, helping us build an inclusive team of people from all walks of life, which spans across the entire country.
Description of Panel
Everyone has a different relationship with technology, often shaped by their abilities, opportunities, and life experiences. Our five panelists will touch
on the unique relationships that they have built with technology through online and offline communities. With topics ranging from first experiences with
technology to the independence technology has provided them, this discussion is sure to shine a light on the power, for better or worse, of technology
and community alike.
Daniella Levy-Pinto, Accessibility Expert and Consultant
Martin Courcelles, Senior Accessibility Technology Specialist at OLG
Ka Yat Li, Accessibility and Usability Consultant
Vu Nguyen, Full-Stack Developer
Minette Samaroo, Accessibility Tester and Advocate of AEBC