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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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John Jameson

A high percentage of Web content is created by people who are not likely to remember to run a manual auditing tool, or to understand the results if they did. In the Drupal ecosystem, Editoria11y filled an unmet need for these authors: a checker that works like spellcheck by automatically highlighting issues inline when they view their new page, with simple tooltips written for a non-technical audience. With the WordPress plugin just completed, I will discuss what has made this approach so effective on other platforms, and ask for feedback and ideas for its WordPress roadmap.

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with Editoria11y

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Sheri Byrne-Haber

Leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) to automate accessibility tasks represents a transformative advancement in digital inclusion efforts. These powerful models can replace manual accessibility work by generating image descriptions, providing real-time closed captions, and seamlessly translating content into multiple languages, reducing the burden on content creators, designers, developers, accessibility, and quality assurance teams.

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Blake Bertuccelli

Open Source means nothing to the larger accessibility community. That is a problem. Proprietary solutions limit access to vital accessibility tools. This presentation outlines existing Open Source accessibility solutions while asking the question "Why aren’t there more Open Source a11y tools?" The presentation is meant to be both a survey of existing solutions and a call to action for new Open Source solutions. Web Accessibility stagnates without more Open Source A11y tools.

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Erin Evans

It can feel impossible to gain the attention of the decision-makers to prioritize accessibility among all the competing priorities within a business. I'll share strategies, case studies, and success stories from my experiences in growing successful accessibility programs. We'll also talk about strategies that make accessibility to personal to those who may have never considered it before.

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Star Peterson

Star Peterson, M.Ed. (they/them) is a multiply neurodivergent instructional designer, eLearning developer, and diversity trainer. Star discusses how to design learning content that is accessible to autistic learners as well as learners with ADHD, learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other neurodivergences.

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