With a background in IT of 25+ years, and a history of Dynamics since v3.0, Mike is an experienced and seasoned veteran. Passionate about all things Microsoft, a cheerleader for Community, and an Advocate for all things to do with Accessibility, Mental Health, Diversity, Inclusion and more... Awarded Microsoft MVP Business Applications in 2021, this provides even more eagerness to share with people the awesomeness of the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 but also educating people on how important it is to include Accessibility in everything we do - and to do so right at the beginning, not as an "optional extra" Good humoured story-telling, sharp insights, and a call to action are guaranteed in every session!
The Power Platform isn't just Power Apps! Shocking news for some I know. In the same way, Accessibility doesn't just apply to Power Apps. It applies to Power Pages, Power BI and more. Join me for a 101 session looking at Accessibility Fundamentals and then doing a tour of how these apply to what we build in the Power PLATFORM. "
When was the last time you were asked to make a project accessible? Or when were you actively encouraged to incorporate accessibility into the design and build? If, like me, that's "Never" then join me for an exploration into some quick and simple ways to make our solutions #AccessibleByDesign. What's even better is that this won't cost anything extra, and only needs us to just think as we build.
Accessibility is often the last-minute bolt-on that somebody might mention right at the end of a project. It's often greeted with cries of "No Budget", "Not Requested", "Out Of Scope". Why don't customers request it? Is it that they have given up asking? Do they assume we'll include it? Or is it that they assume the costs will be too high for the benefits? Unfortunately we often sweep the subject under the carpet and hope that nobody points it out... This needs to change! Accessibility needs to be the FOUNDATION of what we build, not the afterthought. As websites are starting to be required, by law, to be accessible - how long will it be before we are mandated to be building accessibility into all we do? Join me as I explain why this is such an important issue, discuss the massively positive impact it can have, and show that it doesn't cost the earth to include it.