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Carie Fisher & Jesse Dugas

Empowering People with Disabilities Using GitHub Copilot

Join Carie and Jesse from the GitHub Accessibility team for an engaging session on improving your coding practices with GitHub Copilot. Learn about its accessibility features, watch demonstrations on writing accessible code, and discover techniques to enhance the accessibility of your own projects. This session will help make your development process more efficient and inclusive.


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Matthew Saunders

Matthew Saunders
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Matthew knew from a young age that he was different. Though he didn’t know why. It wasn’t until he was an adult and really dug into his own daughter’s special needs, that he was able to begin a journey of self discovery. We’ll talk about his lived experience with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Dyslexia.

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Jennifer Chadwick
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Elana Chapman
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How do you know if your website or app is accessible? If you're testing with users of assistive technology (AT) and people with disabilities, this gives you real-life experiences that lead to design improvements. But how do you quantify these results? This presentation will explore why a new measurement tool was needed to effectively capture assistive technology user experiences.

Read more about Benchmark your accessibility and usability testing with the Accessibility Usability Scale (AUS)

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Meggan Van Harten
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Join Meggan from Design de Plume and discover how Indigenous accessibility diverges from general compliance principles. She'll delve into cultural considerations and Indigenous perspectives that foster inclusive solutions and help you gain valuable insight from her agency experience. Learn how to meaningfully apply accessibility standards for Indigenous audiences, while creating engaging projects that resonate. Challenge norms, embrace inclusivity, and focus on creating positive change through this insightful presentation.

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GrahamTheDev
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What if you started every discussion with, "how do we make this accessible." What if every decision for a product was thought of from a point of maximum inclusion?

In this talk, GrahamTheDev will show how leading with accessibility can lead to better UX, quicker development and ultimately, more profitability for a company.

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Florian Beijers
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One would think that language has been solved in 2023. We have translation apps, sign languages, an international phonetic alphabet that is supposed to be able to represent any sound in any language for academics to endlessly discuss over. And yet, the challenges are myriad. From screen readers not knowing how to pronounce the ultimate guide to pronouncing things to less than helpful apps and from several different alphabets to unhelpful, incorrect language tagging, the topic of linguistics accessibility can be a wonderfully twisty-turny rabbit hole to go down.

Read more about Do you speak Accessibility? - A look at accessibility hurdles for language learning and linguistics

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