2023

Accessibility in Action: Indigenous Communities

Meggan Van Harten (she/her)

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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Accessibility First Thinking for Developers

GrahamTheDev (he/him)

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?

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

Florian Beijers (he/him)

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. For the last few years I've been looking into this, and I have learned loads of different things. This talk aims to take the audience through some of those learnings.

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Shifting Left: How CMS accessibility Can Help

Hidde de Vries (he/him)

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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