A11y Talks Team
Have you ever wondered how the A11yTalks team, month after month, delivers accessible online events? Our team is excited to let you see behind-the-scenes on how we prepare, perform, and produce high quality and meaningful conversations around digital accessibility.
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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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Edmund Dunn (he/him)
As of August 2020, there are over 4.7 million disabled veterans in the United States. They are all dealing with a variety of disabilities connected to their time in the service. To say this is an under-represented group is an understatement. With the right help, these veterans can transition into the tech industry which is chronically short of developers of all stripes.
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Jen Chadwick, Bill Tyler, SeAn Kelly
The Accessibility Roles and Responsibilities Mapping (ARRM) Methodology is a proposed W3C resource through the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG). It’s also been described as a “gift to digital teams” as they start to shift left and implement accessibility efforts earlier in their processes. The ARRM is a highly effective tool when you’re identifying what tasks need to be done – the next important question after “how” and “when” is “who”. It’s a flexible and adaptive framework that can be applied at an organizational level or project level - assigning ownership of those tasks in a collaborative team exercise, where they also find solutions. The outcomes are team collaboration, education, clarity, ownership, and finally empowerment.
Read more about Introducing ARRM: Assigning Ownership to Get Things Done →
What are some of the most common issues found in PDFs when it comes to accessibility – and how do you fix them? This talk will give you a high-level overview of the standards and testing methods, including information on PDF/Universal Accessibility (PDF/UA). Helen will lead us through a live demo showing the differences between PAC3 and the Adobe accessibility checker, plus give us helpful remediation advice for common issues you might encounter.
Read more about PDF Pitfalls and How to Meet PDF/UA →