Multilingual Website Accessibility

Multilingual Website Accessibility

Live Broadcast Date:  Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST | 4:00 pm GMT
Speaker(s): Amiee Hannaford, Owner / Principal Architect, Spatial Path
Target Audience: Project Managers, Web Technical Teams, and Web Design Teams
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

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This session will cover two challenging topics together: multilingual websites and accessibility/Section 508 compliance. Many organizations may need to successfully fulfill both requirements on their websites. The subtleties of how both functionalities are implemented, tested, and deployed are a critical factor for a successful and accessible web project. We'll cover the basics of how supporting websites in multiple languages affect assistive technology and find out if the Google Translate widget will be enough to meet multiple levels of compliance. Some knowledge of the basics of accessible web sites will help understand the session but are not required to get value out of the discussion.

Participants will learn:

  • Multilingual + Accessible Web Concepts 
  • Multilingual + Accessible Web Considerations
  • Multilingual + Accessible Web Challenges
  • Impact of Multilingual & A11y on Design, Code, Content, and Workflow 

Speaker Bios:

Amiee Hannaford
For over 25 years, Aimee has been leading large enterprise content management projects as a Technical Architect, Project Manager, and Program Manager. She has lead successful teams within many verticals, including healthcare, the entertainment industry, and the public sector. Aimee works with people, technology, and processes to fit each client's business culture and each project's needs. She started working with Drupal in 2008 and in 2012, she co-founded Hook 42, a web design and development team specializing in Enterprise Content Management software, with a primary focus on the Drupal technology.  Due to COVID issues, she is focusing on family care and has started Spatial Path, a boutique consulting agency that provides strategic consulting across complex web and content marketing needs. She is passionate about Accessibility and the Inclusive web, placing compliance and support for all as a primary driver in web and community work.

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