Julius Serrano

Accessibility Consultant, Catalyst IT

He has been working in accessibility for 14 years, and has performed tests and audits for agencies such as ACC, NZDF, Electoral Commission, MOH, MOJ, and DIA. Julius has conducted accessibility trainings and workshops in NZ and Asia, and has trained more than 200 people on accessibility and assistive technology.

Outside work: Julius is a motivational speaker and a practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).

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Day 3, 9:00 – 9:25 Keynote: Web Accessibility for Your Online Libraries - Julius Serrano, Catalyst (live, in-person)

What is accessibility? It is the practice of making web content accessible to people with disabilities, and the degree to which people with disabilities can use and access content. The benefits of accessibility include: more people can access your online libraries, compliance with accessibility standards, improved usability and SEO, and opportunity to demonstrate social responsibility. People with disabilities use the Internet in various ways, such as screen readers, screen magnification, keyboards, and visual information. Julius will outline five steps to make your online library more accessible – descriptive images, keyboard accessible elements, accessible forms, sufficient colour contrast, and correct semantic structure. Julius will leave us all with a call to action.

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