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Silicon Slopes Localization Event: Digital Accessibility for All

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Cottonwood Heights City Hall - Community Room

2277 Bengal Boulevard

Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Join us to network with other localization managers and engineers in the Silicon Slopes.

Networking

Mix and mingle with localization managers and engineers from local software companies, non-profits, multi-level marketing firms, LSPs, educational institutions, and other organizations.

Presentation: Localization's Impact on Digital Accessibility for All

Presenter: Dr. Joy Pierce, Associate Professor at the University of Utah's Department of Communication

Presentation Description: Dr. Pierce will be sharing some of her research on digital accessibility for marginalized populations and her perspective on how online localization impacts those populations.

Agenda

4:00-4:30 Refreshments & Networking
4:30-5:30 Presentation: "Localization's Impact on Digital Accessibility for All" by Dr. Joy Pierce
5:30-6:00 Q&A, plus more Refreshments & Networking

Parking

There is a lot of parking on the Northwest side of the building. When you come in the main entrance, the community room is down the hall and to the left.

#1 Event Rule: No Selling

This event is adopting an increasingly popular rule for localization mixers and events: no selling. We want everyone to feel comfortable here. This does not prevent you from exchanging business cards or telling people about your company when you are asked, but we want to keep this far from the killing grounds where aggressive salespeople scare away everyone else. Seriously.

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Feel free to follow Silicon Slopes Localization on Twitter @UtahL10n and join the Linkedin Group for Silicon Slopes Localization at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4872773

Long Term Association

As Utah's economy grows - and the Silicon Slopes become a larger tech hub - we see a need to form a localization community that fosters collaboration, professional growth, and sharing of new ideas. Silicon Slopes Localization aims to hold multiple events like this each year to help support and strengthen Utah's localization professionals.

Speaker Bio

Joy Pierce (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research focuses on new media technologies and underserved populations, particularly Black and Mexican immigrant populations. Dr. Pierce employs critical cultural and contemporary social theories as well as qualitative research methods to interrogate inequities in digital media use among historically marginalized populations. Her works in new and emerging technologies, digital literacies, information communication policy and social problems have been presented at national and international conferences. She has published in communication, sociology, and qualitative methods journals and served as guest editor for a special issue of Social Identities. Dr. Pierce’s, Digital Fusion: A Society Beyond Blind Inclusion (Peter Lang Press, February 2015), is a culmination of more than a decade of community-based ethnographic research in two regions of the United States. Multi-vocal and multi-lingual narratives from racial and ethnic minorities as well as institutional administrators lay the groundwork for potential policy implications and digital infrastructure and design.

Dr. Joy Pierce

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Cottonwood Heights City Hall - Community Room

2277 Bengal Boulevard

Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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