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 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 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 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

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.