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How Small Businesses Can Aim at Accessibility and Digital Inclusion

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Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager

Noogler, Small Business Founder, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Accessibility Evangelist, CU Boulder Alum

Dr. Bhoomika Bhagchandani
UX Researcher - Freelance
Matthew Reiswig
VMware, Staff Solutions Architect
Molly Rempe
AnswerLab, Senior UX Researcher

Hi there. I am a Senior UX Researcher at AnswerLab. I started my career building hardware products, moved jobs to tackle the big question of "what should we build" in a software innovation hub, and now I'm conducting rapid remote research for a UXR consulting firm. Although the types of products, the depth of research questions, and the project deadlines have varied during this time, I've always been passionate about bringing users (and non-users) into the process.

I'm excited to learn from you during Boulder Startup Week!

It is critical for all businesses to think about digital accessibility early and often. Why? Because making accessible user experiences for all users, including users with disabilities or people who use assistive technology, improves your product or service for everyone. In fact, companies that don’t invest in accessible experiences can face potentially expensive legal consequences. When you proactively design fully accessible products, services, and experiences that conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA), you ensure digitally inclusive experiences that work for all people and can rest easy knowing you’re not at risk for a lawsuit. Join us for chats with experts for hot tips on how small businesses and entrepreneurs can be mindful of accessibility from the start.