Accessibility for the Web

Presented by Natalya Chilina and Ben Hagon RGD. Moderated by Magued Hanna RGD.


Accessibility for the web is not a passing fad. With AA standards compliance now a requirement, the need for accessibility on the web is here to stay. In this webinar our presenters will look at the benefits of building an accessible and usable site that goes beyond just passing the standards.


About Magued Hanna RGD

Magued is a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic, management, and hands-on expertise across media and industries–from fintech and real estate to high tech and automotive. As one of only a handful of UX Master certified professionals in Canada, he has a deep understanding of UX for web and mobile, as well as a passion for accessibility. He also knows what it takes to grow a successful design team from the ground up–and how to foster collaboration, innovation, and excellence in cross-functional teams.

Web Accessibility and Universal design. presented by Natalya Chilina
Digital products are accessible if everyone can use them including people with different abilities. We will look at different types of disabilities and how people with these disabilities interact with web content (for example using screen readers or keyboard only). We will learn what we can do when we design our digital products to create a good web experience for all our users.
About Natalya
Natalya is a Digital Accessibility Specialist at Tangerine bank. An MS in Mathematics and a developer by background, Natalya has web designing and front end development skills in addition to having a deep understanding and knowledge of Accessibility. She has experience in contributing to the creation of design systems and building of component libraries from a Digital Accessibility standpoint. In her spare time, Natalya is a jewel-crafter and enjoys painting with different media. Her love of nature and the outdoors takes her to Algonquin where she often camps and canoes with her family.

Accessibility for the Web (it is here to stay) presented by Ben Hagon RGD
Ben explains the who, what, where, when and why of accessibility for the Web. Intent's clients are exclusively nonprofit organizations, so all the firm's web projects have been achieving level AA for some time, and Ben will explain how they approach and execute accessibility for the web, and why it is so important. In addition to daily practice, Intent was commissioned by Wilfrid Laurier University to write, design and produce the manual on accessible design for the web, Ben uncovers some of the key findings Intent uncovered during the creation of this guidebook in this interesting and practical webinar.
About Ben Hagon RGD
Co-Founder and Creative Director of Intent, Ben is an award-winning design specialist with over 20 years’ experience as a graphic designer, creative director and entrepreneur. Ben’s work has been recognized by the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists), Advertising and Design Club of Canada, Graphic Designers Canada, RGD, Applied Arts and more. Ben has been the Creative Director for clients such as the University of Toronto, Women's College Hospital, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canadian Red Cross, Save the Children, Ontario Caregiver Organization, Canada Innovation150 and many more.


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