Event Speakers

Learn more about the accessibility experts speaking at "Web Accessibility and the Digital Journey" on June 20th in Ottawa.

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Tony Walby

Athlete Director at Canadian Paralympic Committee

Tony Walby retired from a successful career in competitive sport after the 2016 Paralympic Games. He was elected chair of the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Athletes’ Council on a platform to continue to build the council’s influence in Canadian sports.

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Steve Lavigne

Director of Technology at OPIN

Steve oversees technical delivery across all projects and teams at OPIN, ensuring the highest standards for web accessibility are met throughout. Steve is also the founder and president of local non-profit Kids & Code.

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Samuel Proulx

Community Manager at Fable Tech Labs

Sam manages a growing team of people from all walks of life across Canada. Sam has been working to make the web more accessible since he was a teenager, from managing the Reddit blind community to writing an NVDA plugin.

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Chris O'Brien

Accessibility Officer at Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

Chris is the Accessibility Officer and head of the Media Accessibility Services department for AMI, a national not-for-profit broadcaster and media company in Canada. He is an accessibility professional and technologist with decades of experience.

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Logan Trafford

Web Accessibility Coordinator at City of Ottawa

Logan leads the City's efforts to ensure that various corporate websites and applications are AODA compliant. Logan is an active participant on the conference circuit, both as an attendee and speaker.

One argument for accessibility that doesn’t get made nearly often enough is how extraordinarily better it makes some people’s lives. How many opportunities do we have to dramatically improve people’s lives just by doing our job a little better?
Steve Krug
EXCERPT FROM "DON'T MAKE ME THINK: A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO WEB USABILITY"
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