The Ortus General Counsel Virtual Masterclass

A virtual masterclass for General Counsel and senior legal peers in North America

The Ortus General Counsel Virtual Masterclass offers a relaxed virtual forum for senior legal peers to discuss, debate, and share knowledge with one another. 

A leading disability rights litigator will open the session with a primer on ‘The State of Digital Accessibility’. From there, we will explore how digital accessibility is evolving, and examine what it means for legal departments across North America.

The Virtual Masterclass will last approx.1 hour and a half and will bring together 30 senior legal professionals, 10 in each breakout group. Sessions are confidential, and participation is encouraged.

Job titles include General Counsels, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Lawyers and other senior legal decision-makers from prominent firms in the United States.

Attendance is by invitation only and is, of course, complimentary.

The State of Digital Accessibility in 2020 

Each year brings new developments in technology and new challenges for accessibility. That means that more must be done to be inclusive so that everyone can benefit equally from the advances that make our lives more efficient, more fun and more interesting.

The digital advancements happening in 2020, just as those seen in recent years, will be influenced by the need for accessibility to be at the front of each development effort. We can thank the Americans With Disabilities Act and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for this.

We are bringing together a group of prominent general counsels in North America to discuss and learn about the following issues:

  • How will digital accessibility evolve? What will the next version of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines look like?
  • What are companies in the US doing to become and/or remain compliant?
  • What are the specific challenges general counsels face when driving change within their organizations?

2:50 pm:  Guests to check-in online 
3:00 pm:  Welcome address by The Ortus Club
3:10 pm:  Presentation on topic
3:20 pm:  Demo by eSSENTIAL Accessibility
3:35 pm:  Open discussion and Q&A
4:15 pm:  End of session

Eve Hill

Partner, Brown Goldstein & Levy 

Eve Hill is one of America’s leading disability rights attorneys who previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. There she overtook the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination, the American Indian Working Group and more. 

Her wide-ranging experiences previously landed her as the Senior Vice President of Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. She was responsible for the Institute’s work on the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability civil rights and communication issues. 

eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY is a pioneer for instant impact fueled by its rapid accessibility statement creation process and assistive technology application. Their digital accessibility platform helps industries worldwide understand the benefits of customer experience. 

They are at the forefront of helping organizations create inclusive web, mobile and product experiences by means of digital accessibility testing, evaluation and remediation. Their focus is to make digital platforms more accessible and welcoming to people of all abilities.

Tuesday, 14th of July, 2020

3:00 PM EDT

Register below to join The Ortus General Counsel Virtual Masterclass

Alternatively, you can register by emailing Kris Holgado
(kris@ortusclub.com)


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