Provisions in the Accessible British Columbia Act oblige post-secondary institutions and support organizations to ensure their websites and digital services are accessible.  The software development team from BCcampus share a story of striving for accessibility and how a partnership with people with lived experiences of a disability led an online, post-secondary textbook collection to become an accessibility-centered product. 

What you will experience: 

  • The process they followed to assess accessibility user experiences and share common website issues and barriers that are invisible when they’re seen (and how to make them disappear). 
  • Examples of the BCcampus’ mistakes on two sites made in different technologies. 
  • How the team’s technology choice affected the quality of the solutions.
  • How the team was able to fix the issues, including high level technical solutions.
Selina Mcginnis, 2024 Summit Speaker

Selina Mcginnis

UX and Information Architect, BCcampus

Selina is a user experience designer who works to improve higher education experiences for students by designing products that support free, open source courseware, develop post-secondary educators, and improving accessibility of those products.

Kemal Tunador, 2024 Summit Speaker

Kemal Tunador

Senior Software Developer, BCcampus

Kemal is an experienced IT professional with 20 years of expertise in software development, architecture, and business analysis. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's degree in Global Management. Currently, Kemal designs and develops applications at BCcampus to improve the use of open educational resources.

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Technology Track

Session Format
Speaker Presentation (45 mins)