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Accessibility, Startups, and You: How to make the world better without making it worse.

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Peyton Chance
Viget, Digital Project Manager

Peyton Chance (he/him/his) is a digital project manager at Viget, a digital product agency based in Falls Church, VA. Peyton has worked on website, mobile app, and brand strategy engagements for clients such as the NFL Players Association, the American Chemical Society, and the Human Rights Campaign.

At Viget, Peyton focuses on web equity, digital accessibility, and product management. Peyton holds a B.A. in Media and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). He lives in DC with his cat, Mabel.

So you want to solve big problems? That’s great! Let’s make sure you aren’t creating new ones by ignoring accessibility in the process. This talk is for anyone building a company, working on a product, or investing in a new venture, because – whether you know it yet or not – your audience includes people with disabilities. We'll cover the need-to-know fundamentals of building a company, product, and digital presence that includes people of all abilities. This includes the basics of web accessibility, strategies for optimizing social posts for equitable access, and considerations for growing a company with accessibility in mind.