Events

Local and remote accessibility events

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Event List

Accessibility Camp Seattle Regional

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1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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An unconference about accessibility and people. Event hashtag: #a11yCampSeattle

#a11yTOConf Regional

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25 York St., Toronto, ON M5J 2V5, Canada
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A curated playlist of talks, focused on digital accessibility Event hashtag: #a11yTOConf

Live aXe-core Webinar: Updates and aXe Coconut Webinar

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On November 7th at 2pm EST, Senior Front-End Engineer, Accessibility Evangelist, and aXe-Master Marcy Sutton will walk you through the new aXe-core updates and how to test with aXe Coconut. Event hashtag: #axeCore

Ann Arbor Web Accessibility Meetup Regional

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401 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA
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Our first event! You should come on Monday, November 13th from 6-8PM. This will be a pretty low-key social gathering to give us all the opportunity to hang out with others who are interested in digital accessibility. Bring ideas for what you'd like to get out of an accessibility meetup! Also, feel free to reach out to either of us organizers with any questions or concerns. We plan to send out a survey to all members after the event to gather feedback and suggestions.

Accessibility for Everyone - An Evening with Laura Kalbag Regional

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500 N Dearborn St #1200, Chicago, IL 60654 USA
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Laura gets really tired of the myth that accessible websites are ugly websites. First of all, accessibility starts with our content, and Laura will explore ways to make content more inclusive. Then, let’s look at inclusive aesthetics, and how layout, typography and color can be used to improve a site’s accessibility while also making for an attractive page. We’ll prove them wrong! Event hashtag: #a11yChi

Inclusive Design 24 Webinar

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A Free 24-Hour Online Community Event On Accessibility Organized by The Paciello Group. Event hashtag: #ID24

a11yTOCamp Regional

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100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada
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#a11yTOCamp believes in introducing digital accessibility to new people all year round through our monthly Meetups and at Camp. Event hashtag: #a11yTOCamp

A11Y Talks (November 2017) - All Things A11Y Webinar

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Join us on November 29th at 12pm EST for a panel discussion on all things accessibility with four accessibility experts! There will be a few questions queued up to start the discussion, but more questions can be submitted using the hashtag #a11ytalks on Twitter. Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

Virtual Panel: How Persons with Disabilities Use the Web Webinar

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Join us on Thursday, November 30th at 11:00AM to learn how persons with disabilities use the web.This panel is a great introduction for people who are new to accessibility but want to learn more. Millions of people have disabilities that affect their use of the web. Currently, most websites and software have accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for many people with disabilities to use the web. Our panelists will go over the various scenarios they encounter.

A11yBos: An Overview of CAST Figuration Regional

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75 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, USA
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Looking for a development framework designed to include accessibility from the start? Join us for an overview of CAST, the AEM Center, and the latest version of CAST Figuration: A feature rich, responsive, mobile first, accessible, front-end framework. Presenter: Lynn McCormack, Software Engineer, Senior Technologist – AEM Center Event hashtag: #a11yBos

Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup: Digital Accessibility Lightning Talks & Holiday Social Regional

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1033 W Van Buren #700, Chicago, IL 60607
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This event will be a hybrid lightning talk, social networking meetup. Between 6-8pm, join us for a mix of formal talks and holiday merrymaking. We're looking to have food and beverage for this event. Event hashtag: #a11ychi

Live Panel: Are you ready for the Section 508 Refresh? Regional

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1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
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Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at 9:00AM to learn the steps you can take for organizational readiness for the Section 508 Refresh. Doors will open at 8:30AM and we welcome attendees to stay and network after the panel until 12:00PM. This panel is hosted by Deque Systems and includes a panel of Section 508 experts.

A11Y Talks (December 2017) - Prioritizing Accessibility Webinar

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As an early holiday present, for December's meet-up we have a very special accessibility guru joining us - Heydon Pickering! Heydon will be talking about prioritizing accessibility and demoing his inclusive design checklist. Join us virtually on December 20th, 2017 at 12pm ET in our zoom room: https://zoom.us/j/660693785. Hopefully, Heydon will have some time to answer some audience questions too, so make sure to post your questions on Twitter with the hashtag: Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup: Mobile Screen Readers 101 - Hands On for Developers & Designers Regional

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1033 W Van Buren #700, Chicago, IL 60607
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For this meetup event, learn the basics of using a mobile screen reader. Mobile screen reader expert Sam Joehl will cover an overview of VoiceOver and TalkBack, how to navigate through user interfaces, common gestures used with each screen reader, and how to use mobile screen readers for testing. The talk will also delve into accessibility architecture and how mobile screen readers use accessibility information to present an aural UI. Event hashtag: #a11ychi

Accessibility Club #7 Regional

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Münchner Künstlerhaus
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We are extremely pleased that Marcy Sutton — senior front-end engineer at Deque Systems, writer and speaker — will give us a visit and, among other things, talk about her work on the axe-core team focusing on accessibility test integrations into web developer tooling. Event hashtag: #a11yclub

A11y Meetup Berlin #1 Regional

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Julie-Wolfthorn-Straße 1, Berlin 10115
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We are extremely happy to invite you to our first meetup. Stefan Judis will present us with the common problems of the web today and how we can make it a more welcoming place. Svenja Heinecke and Sebastian Felix Zappe will give us an insight into the status quo and the latest community and IT developments of the Wheelmap project. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Event hashtag: #a11yberlin

role=drinks Regional

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Funda HQ, Piet Heinkade 167, Amsterdam
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For this event we have Rachel Nabors as our main event. From vestibular disorders to seizures, animations can have different impacts on a user's experience. Rachel will give a talk on the accessibility challenges surrounding using animations in user interfaces. Event hashtag: #roledrinks

Webinar: Automated Accessibility Testing with WorldSpace for iOS Webinar

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On Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00PM EST, join our live webinar hosted by Deque's mobile accessibility expert, Chris McMeeking. Chris will teach developers how they can now trial WorldSpace for iOS for free and utilize the limited functionality framework in their own build.

A11Y Talks (January 2018) - Embracing Plain Language for Better Accessibility Webinar

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Writing reports and documentation is nothing new for many of us — we write them all the time. But even though we may do our best write clearly, those who receive our reports and documentation might not be as familiar with accessibility as we are. At the end of the day, no matter how technically correct a document may be, our words won't do much good if those who are reading them can't understand what we're trying to say. But writing isn't a black box—there are straightforward techniques that we can use to help ensure that our writing remains accessible. Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

Accessibility, Inclusion and Universal Design Regional

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Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3E6
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Join Access to Success at the Rotman School of Management on Feb 10 and hear from experts representing Microsoft, IBM and Slack about the necessity for universal design. Event details available in the attachment. Register at accesstosuccess.ca!

WCAG 2.1: Strengthening The Tie Between Accessibility And Usability Regional

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HackerYou 483 Queen Street West 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2A9
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Looking for post-Valentine's Day plans? Learn about WCAG 2.1 and usability principles with the Hackeryou Web Accessibility Club on February 15!

Live Webinar: Using Personas as an Inclusive Design Tool Webinar

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Join us on February 27th at 1PM EST, Denis Boudreau and Caitlin Geier, two of our UX accessibility experts, will talk about creating personas which you can use to promote inclusive design in your workplace and to design websites and applications which work for a broad variety of people. This is the first part of our new UX and Inclusive Design webinar series.

A11Y Talks (February 2018) - Creating Accessible React Apps Webinar

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The React JavaScript library is a great way to create reusable modular components that can be shared among projects. But how do you ensure your React apps are usable by all kinds of people? Scott Vinkle will share tips on how to build your React apps with accessibility baked-in! All levels of JS and accessibility experience are welcome! If you need a little more background information on React JS and Accessibility please read Scott’s article: https://svinkle.me/react-a11y.

If you have any questions for our speaker please use the hashtag #a11yTalks on Twitter! Use this link to join the event: https://zoom.us/j/403828399 Please note: the link will not be activated until the day/time of the event. Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

#t12t meetup #10 - Jubileum Regional

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Kungsholmsgatan 23, Stockholm, Sweden
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The theme for this evening is numbers since this is our tenth meetup. We'll have an awesome line-up of lightning talks. Read more at our Meetup-page and if you are in or near Stockholm join us! Event hashtag: #t12t

Shopify Partners Webinar — Creating Accessible React Apps Webinar

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In this free one-hour webinar hosted by FED and Accessibility Advocate Scott Vinkle, you’ll learn how to accomplish the following techniques and why they are so important for your apps… Event hashtag: #reactA11y

aXe-hackathon 2018 Regional

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Downtown Works, 550 West B Street, 4th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101
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Contribute to making the web accessible to people with disabilities at the 3rd Annual aXe-Hackathon on March 24th, 2018. The Hackathon will be lead by Marcy Sutton and Wilco Fiers. We will be testing open source component libraries and logging accessibility issues, working on adding WCAG 2.1 rules to aXe-core, sharing knowledge and solutions with our fellow accessibility devotees, working on personal accessibility projects, and hanging out with awesome people and making the web a better place.

A11Y Talks (March 2018) - Ambitious Accessibility Webinar

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Ember, the original JS Framework, is the framework for building ambitious applications. But what happens when that ambition leaves some users behind? Melanie Sumner will discuss how Ember supports this, some ways to address these challenges, and places where there is room for improvement in any single-page application.

If you have any questions for our speaker please use the hashtag #a11yTalks on Twitter! Use this link to join the event: https://zoom.us/j/126419580 Please note the link will not be activated until the day/time of the event. Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

Learn to Listen: Viewing the Web from the Perspective of a Screen Reader User Regional

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206 S. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
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Al Puzzuoli will be speaking to us about what it's like to use websites as a screen reader user in his talk, 'Learn to Listen: Viewing the Web from the Perspective of a Screen Reader User'. He will give an interactive talk / demo to show how screen readers access websites, and will talk about some of the difficulties faced by people who are blind when they use the web. Event hashtag: #annArborA11y

Live Webinar: Intro to Accessibility Heuristics Webinar

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Join us on Tuesday, April 10th from 1:00-2:00PM EST, to learn the fundamentals of heuristics as a design evaluation tool. Our UX accessibility experts, Denis Boudreau and Caitlin Geier will introduce a set of accessibility-focused heuristics which can help you assess accessibility during the design phase.

Funka Accessibility Days 2018 Regional

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Elite Hotel Marina Tower, Saltsjöqvarns kaj 25, 131 71 Nacka, Sweden
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During the 10th anniversary of the Funka Accessibility Days 17-18 April, much will of course revolve around the Web Accessibility Directive, and the new European accessibility standard that the public sector must meet. We will also focus on the latest version of the international guidelines WCAG 2.1 and the latest in accessible technology, design and content.

Web4All 2018 Regional

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Lyon, France
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W4A continues to be a premiere venue for accessibility research, and we welcome submissions in any of our traditional core areas covering all aspects of web accessibility. We invite your best work that advances our understanding of access for people across the accessibility continuum.

A11Y Talks (April 2018) - Building Inclusivity into the Drupal Project Webinar

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Drupal has come a long way in terms of accessibility over the years. In Drupal core specifically, we have been making good strides incorporating accessibility best practices into the UX and markup, but there is a lot we can still do! This panel will discuss the current state of accessibility in the Drupal 8 project and the out-of-the-box Umami theme project, as well as ways to continue to build accessibility into future versions and themes in Drupal.

If you have any questions for our speakers please use the hashtag #a11yTalks on Twitter! Use this link to join the event: https://zoom.us/j/407143203 Please note the link will not be activated until the day/time of the event. Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

A11YNYC - LinkNYC Accessibility Regional

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thoughtbot, 1384 Broadway 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018 USA
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LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network replacing over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called Links. Each Link provides superfast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions. LinkNYC strives to be a beloved part of all of the communities we serve. Come learn about the accessible features implemented on this first of its kind product.

Accessible by Design: Creating more inclusive digital experiences Regional

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Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University
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The one-day Accessibility conference offers software designers, programmers, and higher-ed leaders a chance to hear from professionals in the field and get some hands-on experience in a tactic-oriented workshop format. Read more about the line-up and register at accessiblebydesign.org

Live Webinar: An Introduction to Screen Readers Webinar

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In this webinar, Steve Sawczyn, Solutions Architect at Deque Systems, will demonstrate how he uses a screen reader to navigate the web. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), this fundamentals-based webinar will provide developers, designers, business users or anyone new to digital accessibility a first-hand experience of how people who are visually impaired navigate the web.

Seattle Meetup: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 Regional

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Expedia, 645 Elliott Ave W · Seattle, WA
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To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018, we're coming together as a community to share ideas and get inspired. Come learn about web accessibility perspectives and techniques from other Meetup members and make new friends.

We're so excited to see everyone! If your schedule changes closer to the event and you can't attend, please update your RSVP to allow people to join from the wait list. That will also help the food and drink situation!

Event hashtag: #GAAD

This.JavaScript: A11Y Webinar

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Keep up with the advancement of prominent open source frameworks, libraries, and browser standards by attending this online event.

Web Accessibility Summit Regional

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University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
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A one-day conference about all things website accessibility for higher education web professionals in Missouri. Join us May 30 at the University of Missouri.

HYA11Y Meetup: Building Accessible React Web Apps Regional

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HackerYou, 483 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2A9
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React is a great way to create single-page web apps with reusable, modular components that can be shared within and between projects. But how do you ensure your React apps are accessible? Scott Vinkle, a front end developer and web accessibility advocate, will share tips on how to create React apps with accessibility best practices and techniques baked-in from the start! And don't forget to bring your laptop! We'll have a short code-along after the presentation to apply all the skills we learn from Scott. Event hashtag: #hya11y

A11Y Talks (June 2018) - What’s new with WCAG 2.1 Webinar

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The long-awaited updates to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) were released in early June - but what does that mean for you and your organization? Join Andrew Macpherson and Carie Fisher to hear about the new guidelines, who they help the most, and how you can incorporate these changes into your next website design or development project!

If you have any questions for our speakers please use the hashtag #a11yTalks on Twitter! Use this link to join the event: https://deque.zoom.us/j/731679925 Please note the link will not be activated until the day/time of the event. Event hashtag: #a11ytalks

Learning how to integrate accessibility testing into your existing processes is easier than ever with new features from WorldSpace Attest Webinar

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Join us on July 12th, from 1:30-2:00PM EST, as Noah Mashni, Solutions Architect at Deque, walks you through an introduction to Attest, Deque’s enterprise, automated accessibility testing tool. WorldSpace Attest is a toolkit for running accessibility tests while you code. It equips your development team to run accessibility tests while they create new code and components. Accessibility issues will simply become part of functional issue reporting.

Cleveland Accessibility - A11yCLE Brand, Mission, and Vision Meetup Regional

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Independence Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6361 Selig Dr, Independence, OH 44131
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Please join us as Melanie Bozzelli and Kate Penrod lead us through an exercise to develop a brand, mission, and vision for our Cleveland Accessibility Meetup. These essential elements will provide the foundation upon which we build our long-term success. Event hashtag: #A11yCLE

Empathy Driven Development Webinar

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It’s not a surprise: without a focus on accessibility throughout the web development process, people with disabilities are often left behind. Fortunately, there are techniques and tools that can help kickstart the process. In this special live coding presentation from Deque Developer Advocate Marcy Sutton, you’ll learn hands-on skills for developing inclusively with JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

A11Y Talks (August 2018) - A11Y Meetups, Camps, & Beyond Webinar

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Dennis Deacon will describe how he started the Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup, not only focused on topics related to digital accessibility but focused on delivering the most accessible events.

If you have any questions for our speakers please use the hashtag #A11yTalks on Twitter! Use this link to join the event: http://bit.ly/A11yTalksAug2018 Please note the link will not be activated until the day/time of the event. Event hashtag: #A11yTalks

Section 508, WCAG, and Digital Accessibility in the Federal Government: What You Need to Know Webinar

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U.S. federal government entities must comply with the disability accessibility guidelines in Section 508 when creating or purchasing information technology (IT). The purpose is to increase opportunities and quality of life for people with disabilities. But what does compliance really mean, and how do you achieve it? Join Karina Boycheva and Lora Budzier as they give an overview of the logic behind Section 508, its web accessibility requirements in light of the incorporation of the internationally-recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and some strategies for managing the process.

Including People with Disabilities in Design Webinar

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The Paciello Group is hosting a webinar on Including People with Disabilities in Design on August 30 at 12pm EST. In this webinar, David Swallow, an Accessibility Engineer at The Paciello Group, will explore how to include people with disabilities in user-centered design. Drawing on academic research as well as real-world experiences, David will examine different approaches for ensuring people with disabilities are at the heart of your design process.

Intro to Talkback and Android Accessibility Webinar

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Our Mobile Developer and A11y Expert, Chris McMeeking, will walk you through how to navigate and test for accessibility with Talkback.

A11Y Talks (September 2018) - Love Thy Keyboard Webinar

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Sarbbottam is a frontend engineer, working in the web space for more than 14 years, currently at LinkedIn. He had been part of LinkedIn's core accessibility team, focusing primarily on web accessibility. He has been involved with web accessibility since his Yahoo days. Keyboard accessibility is extremely critical, as many assistive devices emulate the keyboard. Using semantic HTML one can achieve accessible UI with less code than non-semantic markup. Along with Semantic HTML, by managing and guiding focus, developing an accessible UI is not difficult, rather easy. Semantic HTML plays an important role in Accessibility as well as SEO. Though we are aware of it, it's often overlooked. This presentation will share the trade-offs of using semantic vs non-semantic markup with an everyday example and how to manage and guide focus. It's a brief presentation emphasizing the various aspect of keyboard accessibility. Last but not the least a brief introduction to WAI-ARIA.

If you have any questions for our speakers please use the hashtag #A11yTalks on Twitter! Use the following link to join the event: http://bit.ly/A11yTalksSept2018 Please note the link will not be activated until the day/time of the event. Event hashtag: #A11yTalks

A11y Camp Melbourne Regional

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Rydges Melbourne (CBD), 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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A11y Camp is about creating a digital world with no barriers, and is Australia’s largest event for professionals interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design. This year it takes place in Melbourne from 17-19 October 2018, comprising two days of workshops with leading international and Australian accessibility practitioners, plus a one-day conference with two streams of talks on implementing accessibility. Registration is now open (Early Bird until 17 August). Event hashtag: #a11ycampmelb

What you need to know about WCAG 2.1 Webinar

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In this 30-minute webinar, Léonie Watson from The Paciello Group will look at the business case for adopting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

a11ybos 2018 Regional

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Fidelity Investments Corporate Headquarters, 245 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
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The Boston event is a combination of “unconference” and “conference”. While we schedule some sessions in advance, we also make slots available for people who want to present a session or moderate a discussion. Event hashtag: #a11yBos

A11y Meetup Munich #1 Regional

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Riesstraße 24, 80992 München, Germany
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We’re extremely happy to invite you to our first meetup! As the interest about digital accessibility is growing strong in Munich, we want to bring the community together and organise regular meetings to network and share knowledge. Topic for this meetup: How to build accessible components.

Accessibility Club Conference 2018 Regional

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Spreespeicher, Stralauer Allee 2, 10245 Berlin, Germany
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Having started as a tiny meetup in 2014, this is the first conference scale Accessibility Club event with international speakers and a broad audience from all over the world. Join us and listen to Léonie Watson, Raúl Aguayo-Krauthausen, Charlie Owen, Alistair Duggin and many others to learn about web accessibility and assistive technologies. We've got a diversity / scholarship programme and a lot of tickets to give away — please apply! @a11yclub Event hashtag: #a11yclub

Applying Accessibility Heuristics to a Wireframe: Part 1 Webinar

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Join Denis Boudreau and Aparna Pasi, two of our UX accessibility experts for a live webinar on November 8th at 1PM EST. They will walk you through the fundamentals of a design review process for accessibility, based on the set of accessibility-focused heuristics introduced in the previous webinar session.

Accessibility Scotland Regional

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EICC, The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE, Scotland
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One day of talks. Friendly, open discussion about accessibility. An opportunity to network and learn. Accessibility Scotland’s focus is on providing a friendly and informative day focused on digital accessibility and inclusion. We run a single-track event, so you don’t have to choose between sessions. And we try for a mix of speakers – new and familiar, on a range of topics all related to accessibility and diversity, inclusive design and development. Our aim is always to ensure that you leave with new ideas, new knowledge, new friends and contacts, and enthusiasm for doing your bit for inclusion. If you're interested in attending or speaking, get in touch via our website. Event hashtag: #a11yScotland

Applying Accessibility Heuristics to a Wireframe: Part 2 Webinar

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Join Denis Boudreau and Aparna Pasi, two of our UX accessibility experts for a live webinar on Tuesday, November 20th at 1PM EST. They will walk you through the fundamentals of a design review process for accessibility, based on the set of accessibility-focused heuristics introduced in the previous webinar session.
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Teresa L. Jakubowski, partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, will discuss the current litigation landscape for website accessibility. Teresa chairs the firm’s Accessibility and Disability Law Practice. Find out more about current trends in case decisions and claims involving web and digital accessibility.

Automated Accessibility Testing with Attest for Android Webinar

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This webinar is intended to teach developers how they can now trial Attest for Android for free and utilize the limited functionality framework in their own build. Our mobile accessibility expert, Chris McMeeking, will demonstrate how developers will now be able to trial Attest for Android simulator right on their desktops without having to request a demo.

Inspirational stories of strength building and sustainable lifestyles for people with disabilities Webinar

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To commemorate International Persons with Disabilities Day, Deque is proud to partner with Adaptive Training Foundation and their athletes for this virtual panel.

The theme for this year's International Persons With Disabilities Day (IDPD) is 'Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote a resilient society for all.

Virtual Panel: Inclusion and equality for people with disabilities in education and employment Webinar

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To commemorate International Persons with Disabilities Day, our panelists will discuss the experiences they've had in academic institutions and while seeking employment. This webinar is intended to create awareness common barriers, opportunities, or resources for people with disabilities encounter at academic institutions or while seeking employment. This panel is a great introduction for people who are new to accessibility but want to learn more.

Applying Accessibility Heuristics to a Wireframe: Part 3 Webinar

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Join Denis Boudreau and Aparna Pasi, two of our UX accessibility experts for a live webinar on Thursday, December 6th at 1PM EST. They will walk you through the fundamentals of a design review process for accessibility, based on the set of accessibility-focused heuristics introduced in the previous webinar session.

A11y Nottingham Event Regional

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Nottingham City Centre, United Kingdom
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Do you want to learn how to make what you’re creating accessible and/or just keen to network with other like-minded people looking to make a difference to users with different abilities?

We will predominantly be covering digital topics to gain as much insight into the technology that is assisting people every day. This will include hints and tips on website accessibility from organisers, HeX Productions. Follow @a11yNottingham for more info. Event hashtag: #Nottingham

Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetup Lighting Talks Regional and Webinar

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The Nerdery 1033 W Van Buren #700 Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetup presents a Lightning Talk event on Tuesday, December 11th at 6pm CT. A live stream will be available for those who can't attend in person.

Accessibility and Compliance: How to measure digital accessibility Webinar

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Join part two of our live webinar series on accessibility and compliance. Glenda Sims, Director of Consulting at Deque Systems, will discuss how organizations can measure accessibility via the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A & AA in order to stay compliant and accessible.

Tips for management: how accessibility testing actually impacts your development process Webinar

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This webinar is geared towards those who have been recently tasked with accessibility, are starting to think about how to automate accessibility testing, or are curious about different ways to implement testing into their organization. Noah Mashni, Solutions Architect at Deque, will answer common questions people have when they’re curious about how accessibility will impact their current organization and developers.