Event

Beyond the Screen Reader - Humanizing Accessibility

Alanna Burke

When we talk about accessibility, we talk a lot about the technical bits, the alphabet soup - WCAG, AAA, WAI-ARIA, Screen readers. But what we don't often talk about is what it really means to be accessible - how do we ensure we are including everyone and empowering every user in every scenario to use our sites, products, and devices? Are we including trans folks? Parents? The chronically ill? People with limited literacy? The injured? If you're wondering how these folks might be affected by accessibility and you want your website to be inclusive for everyone, this is the session for you.

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Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech

Jeannette Washington

There has never been a better time to consider how your skills can be harnessed within the tech industry. The tech jobs of tomorrow require your narrative. After all, technology will only be as good as the people that it does the least for. Join in this month while we discuss Jeannette Washington’s new book, Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter In Tech.

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Panel

“Accessibility is too hard” - Developer Edition

Panel

In this panel, we’ll dig into people’s misconceptions about the difficulty of accessibility as well as some of the ways that accessibility is genuinely difficult. Join the discussion with Aisha Blake, Kathleen McMahon, Scott O’Hara, Jared Smith, & Marcy Sutton with Caitlin Cashin as host.

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Accessibility in the Modern Digital Agency

Sara Tabor

Digital agencies are often the source for companies (large and small) to create integrated and marketable products and platforms. In Sara's time at Code and Theory, she has seen an accessibility awakening with not internally but also with clients. Accessibility deliverables are a clear value-add proposition to our clients, including creative technology and technical strategy integrations. Sara will be discussing how she has built an actionable awareness over multiple teams about accessible deliverables - from answering RFPs through QA and final launch. Sara will also be discussing the range of needs her clients are requesting when they’re building their digital products. Finally, Sara will be discussing current needs within the agency regarding scaling skillsets, capacity planning, and follow-the-sun development/test strategy.

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