Elizabeth Whitmer

Director, Accessibility SME, CGI

Elizabeth Whitmer is a digital accessibility professional at CGI, a premier global information technology and business consulting provider. She has an expert understanding of accessibility guidelines, including Section 508, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specification. She is also knowledgeable of user experience and user-centered design as a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) through Human Factors International. In recent years, Elizabeth has gained experience as a conference presenter, having co-presented sessions to share accessibility lessons learned in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 at the international CSUN Assistive Technology Conference.

My Sessions

Accessibility foundations: using landmarks and sectioning elements

Maryland E

Learn how to lay a solid accessibility foundation using WAI-ARIA landmarks. In this session, CGI will share our recommendations on how to effectively define landmark regions to create more inclusive user experiences. We will start by explaining the importance of landmarks and how they are leveraged by people who use assistive technologies (AT). We will […]

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