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TEDxUW - Janna Cameron - Why we need to make the internet more accessible

A champion for accessible design in technology, Janna Cameron's work has been focused on extending the reach of technology to a portion of the population has been inadvertently sidelined. By working closely with developers, designers and engineers to develop a fuller understanding of how people with disabilities use the web, Janna has parlayed a passion for user research into a career that has helped remove barriers to education. She brings a sense of humor and optimism to her work, encouraging others to join her in making the web accessible to all. As a Systems Design Engineer, Janna was extensively involved within the uWaterloo community and was commended for demonstrating exemplary leadership on-campus. She was awarded the prestigious Federation of Students Leadership award, as well as the revered Paula Plummer award for enhancing student life within the Faculty of Engineering. Janna is responsible for pioneering several different approaches towards developing technology that have empowered the disabled to participate in mainstream society. http://www.tedxuw.com/speakers/janna-cameron/ --- In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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