Accessibility Club Meetup #8 — Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, Düsseldorf

Hands-on webworker meetup about web accessibility & assistive technology

The Accessibility Club wants to give you the chance to get some real-world experience with assistive technology, deepen your knowledge about web accessibilty and get you in touch with like-minded webworkers. The goal is to enable you to make accessibility a natural part of your daily work and mindset.

While the necessity and benefits of accessible services on the web are pretty obvious, web accessibility is still not a widespread practice. Common reasonsings range from putative additional efforts, tight budgets to the misbelief that "validity equals accessibilty". In many cases, however, it seems that the majority of developers simply has no clue where to start — which comes as no surprise as most of them have never gotten their hands on assistive technology.

Organised by Joschi Kuphal & Stefan Judis, kindly supported by tollwerk & contentful. Please find further details on the event website.

Welcome our special guest: Heydon Pickering

We are extremely pleased that Heydon Pickering — freelance web accessibility consultant, interface designer and writer — will give us a visit and talk about all things inclusive pattern libraries including his recent book Inclusive Design Patterns, his blog Inclusive Components and — hopefully — a brand new, yet to be revealed tool he's currently working on.