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axe-con speaker in 2024

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Patrick Sturdivant is a Vice President and Principal Strategy Consultant at Deque. Patrick has worked in information technology for over 30 years. An experienced software engineer who is blind, Patrick deeply understands the technical challenges our customers and the disabled community face when it comes to accessibility. Coupled with his testing, team building, training, and DE&I strengths, Patrick is a consulting force to be reckoned with. For the last eleven years, Patrick has been dedicated to promoting digital inclusion for all through awareness and the benefits digital equality brings to all users by sharing his own personal story of leading a digital lifestyle using multiple screen readers on both desktop and tablet platforms. Patrick’s accomplishments include accessibility lab and disability employee resource group establishment experience, US Patent holder for several bank products designed for the blind, and his ability to influence at all levels of an organization’s business and technical teams.

Read more about Patrick’s talks here: “Ignite change; 5 sure-fire strategies to locate a C-Suite digital accessibility champion to help remove roadblocks as you transform your organization to one of digital inclusion” and “A11y in Cybersecurity Panel

Date and Time
On Demand
A11y in Cybersecurity Panel
Patrick Sturdivant, Justin Merhoff, Emily Kiehl, Aliyu Yisa, #Wildcard,
02/22/2024 at 1:00pm US/Eastern
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How Color Contrast Got Their Attention
Patrick Sturdivant, Debbie Schulz, #Organizational Success with Accessibility,