The 34th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference has come and gone (held March 11-15, 2019). It was another terrific event, and with approximately 5000 attendees! The big difference in this year’s event was the new location—the lovely Anaheim Marriott hotel outside of Los Angeles, California. The official Twitter hashtag is #CSUNATC19. Next year’s event is at the same venue and is planned for March 9 to March 13, 2020.
Sandy Plotin (Managing Director, Center on Disabilities, CSUN) and Jennison Asuncion (Digital Accessibility Leader!) hosted the keynote event where Johanna Lucht, a Deaf Engineer at NASA, was honored. In addition, Sean Keegan, Director of California Community Colleges Accessibility Center, was announced this year’s Strache Leadership Award recipient.
Below are a great list of session resources, a few announcements made, photos, and some fun tweets! Lastly, links to past CSUN events are listed.
Recommended Session Resources
- Accessible Animation: Redux (PPT) by Nat Tarnoff.
- Roads Less Traveled: When to Detour from Standards to Reach Accessible UX by Scott O’Hara.
- Future of Accessibility Guidelines for Web and ICT (Google Slides) by Shawn Lauriat & Jeanne Spellman.
- SVG Icons and Screen Reader Accessibility (PPT) (and SVG Slideshare) by Dennis Lembree (Web Axe author).
- ARIA-labelledby, ARIA-label, ARIA-describedby on Static Elements by David MacDonald.
- Issue patterns on the modern Web (Apple Keynote) (and PDF with notes) by Karl Groves and John Watts
- Design Systems that supports inclusive experiences (Slideshare) by Sarah Pulis and Andrew Arch.
- WCAG 2.1 update for designers by by Sarah Pulis and Andrew Arch.
- Emerging CSS Techniques & What They Mean for Accessibility by Marcy Sutton.
- Maybe AAA is Not So Bad? by Gerard Cohen.
- When and How to Caption Your Videos by Lucy Greco.
For much more, check the Great big list of CSUNATC19 accessibility presentations (Google Sheet). Also see the TPG CSUN 2019 Round-up.
- Accessibility Insights—new tool to help solve accessibility issues before they reach your customers. For Web and Windows apps.
- Deque Systems is open-sourcing its axe accessibility rules for Android and iOS in addition to the existing axe-core Web rules.
- Narrator in the next release will work with the Chrome browser.
- Kate Sonka named next Executive Director of Teach Access.
- Conference preview article by CSUN: CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Returns for its 34th Year at New Location in Anaheim
Please leave a comment with anything missed.
— Glenda Sims (@goodwitch) March 14, 2019
— Cassie Cooley (@CassieCooley) March 16, 2019
— Scott O'Hara (@scottohara) March 14, 2019
— Marcy Sutton (@marcysutton) March 18, 2019
— Bill Tyler (@billtyler) March 12, 2019
— Krista Greear (@kristagreear) March 14, 2019