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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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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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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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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Join us for a live discussion of how accessibility is impacted by using a traditional CMS vs. a headless CMS and what are the pros/cons of each when it comes to creating accessible sites and applications. We have Rachel Cherry from WPCampus, Preston So from Gatsby, Carie Fisher from Deque Systems, and Mike Gifford from Open Concept participating with Caitlin Cashin from Deque Systems moderating.
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