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Join us for a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a diverse panel of experts to explore Accessibility in Graphic Design at 6:30 p.m. Breakout rooms are planned for after the meeting for those wanting to discuss the topic in more detail.

This will be a hybrid meeting held at the Garfield Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library and remote via Zoom with the use of our Meeting Owl 3 camera. Attendance in person is free. Zoom attendance is free for members and $10 for non-members.

NOTE: This meeting is on Tuesday, October 25th and not on our traditional last Thursday of the month.



Speaker Bios:

Shaun Culbertson is our Digital Design Director. He directs the design and development of all our digital work and positions the creative in all digital channels. Shaun offers our clients more than fifteen years of digital experience. Extremely detail-oriented and design-focused, Shaun always looks to take the design to the next level. Before arriving at dR, Shaun worked as Senior Art Director at Adcom and Art Director at Rosetta. He has worked on several Fortune 500 brands, including Sherwin-Williams, Marriott International, and Rigid Tools.

Dave Berman has been a part of the Cleveland design community for over 15 years, with experience as varied as helping grow a start-up integrated marketing agency to being part one of the world’s largest interactive agencies. Dave brings extensive experience in integrated marketing, website design and user experience (UX), digital marketing, and brand strategy, messaging, and identity creation, as well as a passion for forming human connections through smart creative—beautiful design and engaging content. When Dave is is not pushing pixels around, he enjoys all the west side has to offer and spending quality time with his 4- and 6-year-old boys. Dave is infatuated with The Muppets, and vows to one day will start running again.

Jennifer Dean is an Assistive Technology Trainer (ATP) certified by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA). She is the owner of Lakeside Accessibility LLC, a local NE Ohio company that specializes in Assistive Technology and Accessibility. Lakeside performs assessments and training for clients, accessibility testing for businesses, as well as accessible document and forms remediation. Inspired by family members with vision impairments, Ms. Dean took her computer knowledge, and social sciences degree, and applied them to Assistive Technology. Over her career Ms. Dean has helped countless clients in multiple states achieve their goals of school, work, and independence. For the past twelve years she worked for Cleveland Sight Center, before deciding to start Lakeside Accessibility. Jennifer Dean is a mom, an entrepreneur, and a life-long learner who loves helping others.

Todd Henry is an adept, perpetually curious professional with over 20 years of experience crafting functional, efficient, and desirable products and services. Focused on developing inclusive design strategies, capabilities, and culture change to build extraordinary user experiences.

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Recommended Resources (Shaun)

ADA Color Contrast Tool Link:


Recommended Resources (Jennifer)

WebAIM: Contrast Checker This is my hands-down my favorite contrast checker. 
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 ( WCAG 2.2 is coming soon. It is not the standard... yet. But it should be in December (assuming it is on time). 

Recommended Resources (Spike)

My YouTube Playlist with Accessibility Videos
Apple Accessibility on YouTube

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