David Berman has been described as the “David Suzuki of design”. He is a top expert in the fulfillment of eAccessibility requirements web-based applications, virtual meetings, and documents.
David’s 30 years of experience have helped hundreds of organizations get great things done and repeat successes. He has deep experience as a senior consultant in applying eAccessibility standards for higher ed, government, and private sector clients, including IBM, BMO, HGTV, dozens of universities and colleges, and Canada’s largest school board. He regularly teaches accessibility principles as part of his professional development workshops and has keynoted at the largest design conferences on 5 continents.
He is an expert in the fulfillment of ADA, EN 301 549, and AODA laws regarding accessible web-based applications, meetings, and documents … including serving on regulatory committees for two governments. He has also provided consultation to the governments of Canada, Queensland (Australia), India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, and Pakistan.
He is Vice-Chair of IAAP, the global body for accessibility professionals, and on the ISO committee for accessible PDF and accessible plain language. David is also Chair of Carleton University’s Carleton Access Network.
Accessibility Dividend: Learning that Leaves No One Behind in a Post-pandemic World of Higher Education
The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to figure out how to swiftly get remote learning ready for everyone. Many of Higher-Ed institutions were saying “I finally get it” regarding the importance of eAccessibility for both synchronous and asynchronous education. Challenges formerly experienced by a minority of students suddenly became challenges for the majority, leading to breakthrough opportunities to improve the entire learning ecosystem.
Post-pandemic, how we learn and interact will have changed forever in ways that have the power to benefit everyone, advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in student learning experience. We’ll share experience and insights that will help you include everyone in learning, while enjoying the “Accessibility Dividend” for all.