April 2023

Hidde de Vries (he/him)

Shifting Left: How CMS accessibility Can Help

When it comes to web accessibility, timing is of the essence. It's easier when you do it earlier. What if your CMS could spot content problems and help you fix them, before your content even goes live? What if it could warn content editors about potential issues, ship with accessible defaults, make it easier to see content structure implications and offer alternatives to inaccessible content (like colours with better contrast). In Hidde's talk, you'll learn how these kinds of features can help you 'shift left'.

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The Next Generation of Automated Testing

Cezary Tomczyk (he/him)

In this talk, we will discuss the next generation of automated testing. Our speaker, the Founder of SiteLint, recalibrated the remediation process significantly, improving accessibility quality testing and focusing on the user behavior. He will discuss the new technology and it's unique approach. It goes beyond crawling and analyzing data on the server side.

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Creating a Better Web Through Accessible Design Systems

Evolving Web and Exygy are presenting a webinar on accessible design systems. The webinar will focus on how design systems underpinned by accessibility principles are invaluable for embedding accessibility into projects from the ground up, as well as strategies for building such design systems. Aimed at designers, developers, site builders and web managers, it will include examples from the two teams and a Q&A session.

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Redesigning for Cognitive Ease

Alyssa Panetta (she/her)

After all the WCAG standards are met, how accessible is your site for users with cognitive disabilities? How can you tell? What does that mean? Where would you even start?

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Accessibility with dark light theme

Sibu Stephen (he/him)

This session will discuss light mode and dark modes for those who are visually impaired. We will explore what we can do in CSS to implement dark and light modes, various certifications available, and how we can improve accessibility within the Drupal content management system. To get the most out of this session, you may need to be familiar with CSS and the open source Drupal project.

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