NTC Accessibility Committee
As a part of our continuing efforts to make the NTC accessible and inclusive to all involved, we are continuing our Accessibility Committee for the 20NTC. This committee will help identify opportunities for NTEN to improve the Nonprofit Technology Conference.
Committee members are chosen based on demonstrated interest in accessibility, thought leadership related to nonprofit technology, and commitment to creating an inclusive environment for the conference.
Committee members are expected to participate from October through December 2019 in the following ways:
- Participate in monthly committee calls (no more than 1 hour per month)
- Provide input on making the NTC online presence accessible
- Review NTC accessibility information and offer constructive feedback
- Help identify additional opportunities to make the NTC more accessible
- Support NTEN’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion during all stages of developing the accessibility plans for the conference
If this sounds like a good fit for your skills and interest area, please complete the form below. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 30, 2019. Notifications will be sent in early October.
Have additional questions? Feel free to email us.
20NTC Accessibility Committee
The 20NTC Accessibility Committee is a group of experts and accessibility champions in their respective fields of work. They provided input as part of our community-driven process to further develop our accessibility efforts for the Nonprofit Technology Conference.
Who Could Participate
Participation in the committee is open to NTEN community members with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in accessibility efforts. With a focus on making our programming as inclusive as possible, we encouraged those with diverse experiences and perspectives to apply.
20NTC Accessibility Committee Members
Below is the list of 20NTC Accessibility Committee members.
Jules began her career in advertising and design, but her love of making things and accessibility drew her to code. She believes equity can and should be woven into how we build things, and brings that focus to ThinkShout where she leads the Accessibility Initiative. She's worked with organizations including the SPLC, Girl Effect, W+K and Nike. Over the last 12 years she's worked to build things, solve problems, and hopefully make the world and the internet a better, more inclusive place.
Laura is a digital product manager at the Sierra Club, where she helps implement tools to improve the grassroots organization’s ability to provide resources for activists. At the Sierra Club, she works with digital content producers, developers, and organizers to improve the accessibility of those resources so everyone can participate in the movement.
With a Master’s in Communication, Culture, and Technology and a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Laura has been working in the political power of digital space and on the importance of diverse voices in that arena for most of her career. She previously worked at AnitaB.org (formerly Anita Borg Institute), which hosts the Grace Hopper Celebration, and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. She consults for ChIPs Network, Leadhership1, and SocioFabrica. Laura is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies, a certificate available from the International Association of Accessible Professionals.
Leah is a digital communications strategist who has more than 20 years of experience managing websites, developing communications strategies, and working with highly collaborative teams. I've worked for organizations with a diverse array of needs, including nonprofits, Fortune 500 corporations, an NBA franchise, small businesses, and public agencies. Nonprofit work is especially rewarding to me, not only to serve the common good but also because I've benefited from a wide range of creative experience. My gender pronouns are she/her/hers. What's new: I'm building skills to help advance WC3's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and advocating to make the Web a more inclusive place for people of all abilities. 2019 goals: launch new website (DONE), hike to the top of Lassen Peak, complete my NTEN Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, prepare for the IAAP's Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Credential.
For more than 20 years, Sue Anne has delivered online production services across multiple sectors, with more than a decade focused on the nonprofit and social good space. For the past 5 years, Sue Anne worked for The Engage Group and delivered projects for Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry – Share our Strength. She has served on the Advisory and Steering Committees for NTEN and is a regular speaker on technology topics at nonprofit conferences. Prior to The Engage Group, Sue Anne worked at Care2 and EMQ FamiliesFirst in California. She resides in Clarksville, Tennessee, and volunteers regularly with veteran programs out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.