Very disappointing news today. The AccessU West conference by Knowbility scheduled for January 10-12 in San Jose, California, has been officially cancelled due to
low registration numbers.
The AccessU training conference in Austin, Texas, May 17-19, 2011, will be held as usual. This event is the original from Knowbility and continues to be very successful. You can also follow Knowbility on Twitter.
Still, it’s so saddening that a web accessibility event with major speakers (such as Derek Featherstone and yours truly) has such little interest. Especially in Silicon Valley. Here are some reasons I suspect. Can you think of any other?
- Accessibility is not “cool” in Bay area where other exciting web technology is created.
- Bad timing; beginning of year may be not ideal for people’s personal schedules and business’ budgets.
- Competition – too many other great webinars, conferences, and meetups to choose from.