Utah Communities Connect: Utah’s Digital Alliance endeavors to bring awareness and action to
our communities concerning information communication technologies around access, devices,
and education. At the summit on October 8th, we will convene local leaders from government,
education, nonprofits, libraries, service providers, and others to discuss digital inclusion efforts,
raise awareness, and identify opportunities for community members and stakeholders working
toward digital equity in Utah.


9:00 AM | Welcome and keynote addresses by Kelleigh Cole and Mallory Bateman

10:00 AM | Two rounds of breakout sessions on: Education, Healthcare, Civic Engagement, Economic Opportunity, Accessibility, Digital Literacy in the Community.

12:00 PM | Lunch, Networking, and Awards Presentation with Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Main Library, Salt Lake City Public Library*
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

*Parking Validation for the Library garage will be available to full conference attendees.

For questions or comments email Shauna Edson at sedson@slcpl.org
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Tuesday, October 8 • 10:05am - 10:55am
Digital Accessibility

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Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those users who have visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities.  If you have a policy to be digitally accessible, it means that your company is committed to ensuring its website, mobile apps, PDF documents, electronic statements and invoices and job application forms are all free of barriers that might prevent people with vision, hearing, mobility and other disabilities from using them
· Assistive software, also called adaptive software, refers to computer programs designed for specialized hardware used by physically challenged people.
· Assistive technology is a set of devices intended to help people who have disabilities
· Digital describes electronic technology that generates, stores, and processes data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive.
· Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.
· Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential
· Digital Inclusion refers to the activities necessary to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies.

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Celina Milner

Senior Advisor for Diversity and Human Rights, Salt Lake City Corporation

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Faye Edebiri

Interim Director, Salt Lake Community College
Universal Design Learning, inclusivity, access, and my love for working at Salt Lake Community College!
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Mana Eini

Software Engineer II, Western Governor's University
Mana has been a software engineer for over 6 years. In her current role, she is the subject matter expert in digital accessibility where she implements designs that are not only compliant but user friendly. Mana is not only a programmer but also a performing artist rapping in English... Read More →
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Jamie Bird

Assistive Technology Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College
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Everette Bacon

Field Services Coordinator; President, Utah Services for the Blind; National Federation of the Blind of Utah
Anything related to issues for persons who are blind or have low vision. This includes Technology, Advocacy, services, both in Utah and nation wide.
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Jonathan Whiting

Director of Training, WebAim
Jonathan is the director of training at WebAIM. His main passion is helping others learn to make the web more accessible to people with disabilities. Jonathan is also currently involved in the GOALS Project, a program to assist institutions of higher education in improving their accessibility system-wide. With a master's degree in instructional technology and over fifteen years of experience in the field of web accessibility, Jonathan has published dozens of articles, tutorials, and other... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:05am - 10:55am MDT
Conference Room A, Main Library