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Belo Cipriani, smiling, standing in front of a brick wall.

10:00 am - 10:50 am Central Time

Assistive Technology Users: Understanding the Representative Range

Presented by Belo Cipriani, Digital Inclusion Strategist, Author, and Teacher at Oleb Media

There are many levels of assistive technology users. Becoming familiar with the needs of the groups that exist within this community will help any content creator and accessibility support professional better serve their students, clients, and centers. This training will introduce participants to the different types of assistive tech users, as well as provide tips to improve their experience in digital environments.  

Belo Miguel Cipriani, Ed.D. is a digital inclusion strategist who became passionate about making online spaces accessible after being blinded by a group of men in 2007. His books and articles on disability issues have received numerous awards and international recognition. He has guest lectured at Yale, and, in 2020, he was appointed by Governor Tim Walz to the Minnesota Council on Disability. Through his digital access consulting firm, Oleb Media, he has helped countless organizations build inclusive websites and apps. HuffPost referred to him as an “Agent of Change,” and SF Weekly named him one of the best disability advocates. Tony Coelho, the primary author and sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, called him an “important voice” in disability writing. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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