Atlanta, GA, March 08, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Christine Laikind, founder of Canton-based SCS Digital Marketing will share her knowledge about accessibility and web compliance on the Internet to attendees of Wordcamp Atlanta 2018. It is expected that there will be over 600 attendees who will attend this event this year. A Wordpress member for few years, this is Christine’s first speaking engagement at Wordcamp.
Consider the demographics – there are roughly 650 million people that live with a disability. Out of 650 million – in the United States alone, 56.7 million of those who have disability that occurred during birth or some point of their life. Only 15.7 million are due to age (being 65 and older). By not making a website accessible – this is a large population that a company is potentially ignoring and not being able to provide service.
Christine Laikind is no stranger to accessibility – for she was born deaf. Today her journey leads her to share the message for accessibility for all, through the world of Internet, the most widely used resource for everyone.
“Accessibility is about everyone. Not just disabled.” There are standards for accessibility when considering website design and they are easy to understand, not difficult to implement nor will it force designers to make a product that is ugly, boring or cluttered.
About Wordcamp Atlanta:
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. They are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. Visit www.2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
About Christine Laikind
Christine Laikind, MBA, is on a mission to educate and inspire greater accessibility on the Internet. The digital world has endless potential to connect people, gather information or run a business. Therefore, every website should not hinder people from using it regardless of his or her impairment or background. A marketing strategist, designer and educator, her goal is inclusivity for everyone. Christine Laikind founded SCS Digital Marketing in 2016 providing services including website design, social media and outbound email communication. She is also an adjunct professor, artist and blogger. For additional information or to schedule an interview, visit www.scs-digitalmarketing.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org