2019 Schedule

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Thursday, Sep 19
2:00pm — 3:30pm
229 attending

Universal Design Panel

Technology advances like Voice Assistants (Siri and Alexa) and larger text (found in your phone’s accessibility setting) are examples of interactions designed specifically for people with disabilities that quickly developed mainstream, or universal appeal. When something is designed for persons with disabilities, it will work better for all users.

Join Spectrum, Sprint and CU Denver for an expanded panel discussion where universal design will be highlighted as an imperative process that affects not just designers but professionals across all industries. We will also focus on the broad spectrum of neurodiversity and seniors as the fastest growing population in the US.

Format will include TEDx type discussions around the following topics:

  1.   Seniors/Aging/Education
  2.   Deafness/How People Communicate
  3.   Building Accessible Products through Empathy

This will then be followed by a panel bringing the discussion topics together, with time for audience Q&A.


Mark Balsano –Vice President of Accessibility at Spectrum https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbalsanotx

Mike Ellis – Global Vice President of Accessibility at Sprint https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-ellis-cpacc-364b2b11

Cathy Bodine – Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathy-bodine-9a78003

Shane Martin – Sr. Manager Accessibility at Spectrum https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-martin-cpwa-594700ba

John Sweet – Sr. Manager Accessibility at Spectrum https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-j-sweet-29369635

Moderator: Ashley Carter – Experience Designer at Slalom Consulting https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyscarter