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Inclusive and accessible events

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The current situation around the world is forcing us to re-invent the way we run events. Besides taking away things we love from events, it also offers the opportunity to create an experience that is ...

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Henk Boelman
Henk Boelman

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft


How to win friends and influence people with accessibility

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Working as an accessibility advocate can be difficult, frustrating and sometimes very lonely. In this talk I tell you how you can survive in an inaccessible world where it seems like everybody is agai ...

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Eva  Westerhoff
Eva Westerhoff

Consultant digital inclusion & accessibility | Disability Advocate


The scary truth about labels

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Meet Jenn Scott, she’s 30yo and graduated with an A+ degree for Computer Engineering. Meet David Brown, he’s 35yo he is autistic and has no paid job. Jenn works in operations, she uses Linux and wri ...

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Dennie Declercq
Dennie Declercq

Microsoft MVP || Developer & President DDSoft


Eva  Westerhoff Dennie Declercq

How can you drive inclusion for hidden disability?

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How can you use technology to help drive inclusion for people that you cannot see? What can we each do to support people with challenges across neurodiversity and mental health to make the workplace ...

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Megan Strant
Megan Strant

Organisational Change Consultant and MVP


Testing Web Accessibility

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When we develop a new web application, we often put a lot of work on the design, on making it beautiful and usable. In other words, we want our web app to be effective, efficient, and satisfying for ...

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Adrián Bolonio
Adrián Bolonio

Accessibility Software Engineer at GitHub


How we enacted positive change for accessibly in our tech community.

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Encouraging positive change around web accessibility within a tech community can be a challenge, but it was one that we decided to face head on back in 2019 within the Umbraco CMS community. In ...

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Mike Masey
Mike Masey

Senior Developer at Yoyo


The CSS Side of Accessibility

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Most articles or talks covering accessibility on the web are usually about using semantic HTML tags alongside WAI-ARIA attributes or JavaScript to make web content accessible to those who use a ...

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Linda Ikechukwu
Linda Ikechukwu

Frontend Developer


Could browsers fix more accessibility problems automatically?

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Accessibility best practices and standards are great, but realistically, they don't reach everybody. Part of the web is still inaccessible to people with disabilities. What if browsers could give ...

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Hidde de Vries
Hidde de Vries

Freelance front-end developer / accessibility specialist


Tables have their place, now let’s make them fit

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Tables have gotten a bad reputation over the years. Historically, we used them for layout, a practice thoroughly frowned upon today. When responsive and fluid layouts came into the scene, they proved ...

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Martine Dowden
Martine Dowden

UX/UI Designer & Developer, GDE, MVP


An inclusive web: using preference media queries to make your sites for everyone

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After a decade of responsive design, "responsive" no longer just means "adapts to your screen size". Nowadays, websites can adapt to different user preferences, device capabilities and even situatio ...

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Kilian Valkhof
Kilian Valkhof

Founder at Polypane browser for developers


Mapping our journey to accessibility: What we can learn about accessibility from maps

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Accessibility is a fairly new concept to a lot of us in the tech industry, but Ordnance Survey have been making maps since 1791. What have they done over the last two centuries to make their maps ...

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Joe Glombek
Joe Glombek

Senior .NET developer and lover of adventure


Linda Ikechukwu Kilian Valkhof Hidde de Vries Martine Dowden

FronteND and BackeND (Accommodate NeuroDiversity in your products)

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Accommodating neurodiversity in our products (whether it comes to our product framework, our UI and GUI, or product documentation) is one of the often overlooked methods that we can use to be more ...

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Anna Korinna Németh-Szabó
Anna Korinna Németh-Szabó

One Who Docs (Technical Writer Advisor at Quest Software - One Identity)


Accessibility Insights: Catch accessibility bugs early and often

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Accessibility Insights is a suite of free, open-source products that helps developers find and fix accessibility issues. We are passionate about helping teams detect these issues early in the ...

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Jacqueline Gibson John Wade

Now What?

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Now that you have learned a lot about Accessibility--what do you DO with it? In this closing session, you'll learn 5 actionable things you can do TODAY to bake inclusion into your product from day 1. ...

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Dona Sarkar
Dona Sarkar

CTO of Microsoft Accessibility

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