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GAAD 2024: Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp


The Live event has concluded.

In celebration of this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering a FREE two-hour virtual training event. Attendees will learn:

  • What is digital accessibility and why is it important?
  • How do people with disabilities navigate the web?
  • How can you champion accessibility to make a difference in your organization today.
  • How does the new European Accessibility Act impact your organization and what do you need to do before June 2025?

This training is intended for all audiences; including policymakers, management, content creators, developers, designers, testers, and everything in between.

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Reduce risk and expand your market share by practicing digital accessibility.

It's tradition around here to open up access to the incredible Deque training team by offering a free fundamentals bootcamp - an abbreviated version of our multi-day training offerings.

The recording will only be available to those to register before the start time. Don't miss out!

Join this live webinar on May 16 at 11:00AM (GMT) to:

  • Understand important local compliance guidelines and laws.
  • Build a business case for digital inclusion.
  • Leverage the right mix of tools, services and training to put you on a path of sustainable growth.

About the Presenters

Aparna Pasi

Aparna Pasi

Vice President of Services

Aparna is the Vice President of Services at Deque; with an impressive 19+ years of enriching experience in accessibility consulting, testing, building, training, and leading accessibility teams, Aparna is a true pioneer in the field. Passionate about user experience, diversity, and inclusivity, she leads cross-cultural teams to deliver top-tier solutions across mobile/web tech, banking, e-commerce, gaming, and e-learning. Recognized for her innovative thinking, exceptional communication skills and IAAP- CPWA certification, Aparna ensures accessibility is at the forefront of all projects. With a stellar track record in management and a dedication to bridging business needs with user-centric design, she’s a driving force in creating a more inclusive digital world. 

Tim Harshbarger

Tim Harshbarger

Accessibility Consultant

Tim is a Senior Accessibility Consultant at specializing in training. Tim has assisted project teams in making their applications accessible for over 24 years. 

Natalie Russell

Natalie Russell

Engagement Manager

Natalie, an Engagement Manager, brings a combined experience of over eight years to the field of accessibility, with a robust background in program management and testing. Armed with a BSc in Internet Technology and a CPACC certification, Natalie's expertise is not just professional—it's personal. Driven by a deep-rooted passion for accessibility, Natalie's advocacy stems from her personal experiences; her mother's disability and her role as a parent to a six-year-old daughter fuel her commitment to making the digital world inclusive for all. Natalie's journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to accessibility, both in her professional endeavours and personal life. Her expertise, combined with her heartfelt advocacy, makes her a formidable force in the pursuit of digital inclusion.

Derrin Eevers

Derrin Evers

Senior Solution Consultant

Derrin is a Senior Solution Consultant at Deque Europe. Derrin’s background and experience spans from design to development, small agencies to large enterprises, and public sector to private business from North America to Europe. With the professional goal to promote positive change within software development through digital accessibility, Derrin helps Deque customers discover, plan, and realize their potential through strategic and technical support across the software development lifecycle.