People-first

Broke with Accessible Taste - The Economics of Access

Crystal Preston-Watson

Conversations about money and accessibility are frequently centered on the expenses of implementing accessibility in digital products and applications. Missing from these conversations are the economic realities faced by disabled people and the price of assistive technology. In this talk, we will look into the repercussions of overlooking the reality of that individual finances play in digital accessibility.

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Making a COVID-19 Site Accessible - From Tweet to Action

Jill Wolters

This is a digital accessibility success story that started on Twitter where a screen reader user reported a content barrier on a COVID-19 website. The accessibility process to remove the barrier illustrates the need for important conversations, a good faith effort, and a roadmap for continuous improvement. Based on the blog article “A Little Bird Told Me.”

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Accessibility is Hard, and Other Myths

Devon Persing

Accessibility work is complex. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re first starting out – especially if you don’t have access to an accessibility specialist on your team or in your organization. Devon will go through common misconceptions about digital accessibility work and introduce ways to think about disability, assistive technology, and a more holistic approach to accessibility.

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User Trust - The Critical Metric

Paul Grenier

Everything we do, as product teams, will either earn, keep, or undermine trust. From unit testing to marketing, it all affects trust. The trust between teams and team members, employees and managers, companies and customers will play a part in your success.

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Leveraging Accessibility and Usability to Serve Truly Diverse Audiences

Tearyne Almendariz & Kat Shaw

In discussions about accessibility and diversity, our thoughts tend to jump to ARIA links, screen readers, and people of different ethnicities. While these are key aspects to both topics, this talk will push your thinking to considerations beyond accessibility and diversity basics.

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