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Upcoming Accessibility Events (mid-2021)

With CSUN and axe-con ending, what are other events or conferences are coming up? Here’s a list of upcoming digital accessibility events in mid-2021. Feel free to comment with more.

Also, check out my Twitter list of accessibility meetups around the world.

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Accessibility Resources for Challenging Times—a letter from Lainey Feingold

This is a guest post; a slightly modified letter from Lainey Feingold. Thank you Lainey!

Dear Web,

I hope this message finds you, your families and colleagues, and all those you love safe and as well as possible during these challenging times, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. I write to share some upcoming accessibility learning opportunities and resources.

  • A Future Date Conference is a free three day virtual gathering on April 21-23 offering many accessibility sessions cancelled this past spring. It will include the Digital Accessibility Legal Update that didn’t happen at CSUN.
  • John Slatin AccessU will be virtual this year, with four packed days of accessibility goodness in May. You can catch the Digital Accessibility Legal Update on May 14.
  • The free Introduction to Web Accessibility Course from the Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C and Unesco has been extended on edX through May 30. So valuable!
  • I’ve had the (great) opportunity this past year to serve as a subject matter expert on accessibility issues for Disability:In. In this role I helped with a just-released resource titled Digital Accessibility and Remote Work. It is part of the organization’s COVID-19 Response series. Feedback welcomed.

For years I have said in my talks and trainings that digital accessibility is a civil right of disabled people. The truth of this has never been clearer.

This pandemic teaches that remote work, distance learning, and social connection is not possible without accessible information, software and technology. And this global health crisis underscores that accessible information can be a matter of life and death.

The global pandemic is frightening. Yet every day I am reminded of the importance of the work we all do to make the digital world inclusive. Thank you for the part you play.

Stay safe and stay well,

Lainey

Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Author, Structured Negotiation | A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits
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Summary of Accessibility Toronto Camp

Accessibility Toronto Camp occurred Saturday, May 18 at OCAD University in incredible city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For information on Twitter, search #a11yTOCamp and follow @a11yTO.

#a11yTO Camp logo

The camp kicked off with a warm welcome and announcements from organizers Billy Gregory, Oskar Westin, and Jenny Hiseler. Learn about all of the camp organizers on the event’s website.

Announcements during the event included the launch of a new conference Accessibility In Real Life (#a11yIRL) and an axe-pro beta program for web developers from Deque Systems.

Below are session resources, select Tweets, and a few personal notes.

Session Resources

Here’s a mix of resources from presenters of the conference.

Tweets

https://twitter.com/sophiaminmorgan/status/1130197585128493058

https://twitter.com/thedaviddias/status/1129836296212557824

Personal Notes

  • I loved exploring downtown Toronto; came across a wicked good place to eat called Rolltation — sushi burritos!
  • It was my first time at OCAD so it was cool just being there. It’s quite a funky/artsy place!
  • Met more great folks in the community including Sophia Morgan and John McNabb.
  • I have a few photos on the Instagram #a11yTOCamp feed.
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Summary of CSUN ATC 2019

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 planned for the same venue next March 9 to March 13, 2020.

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, logo

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

For much more, check the Great big list of CSUNATC19 accessibility presentations (Google Sheet). Also see the TPG CSUN 2019 Round-up and the Deque Systems Presentation Slides.

Announcements

Please leave a comment with anything missed.

More Related Links

Photos

Several people standing in front of meeting room with slide still projected.
David Swallow answering questions after his session.
Large meeting room with woman standing behind table and in front of large slide projection.
Sarah Pulis of Intopia presenting.
Front of room with projected slide on left, two people standing in center, and live captions on monitor on right.
Microsoft presenting on Narrator.

Fun Tweets

Past reviews of CSUN ATC conferences

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Digital Accessibility Events in 2019

Happy new year! Below is a list of many great conferences and events targeting digital accessibility which are coming up in 2019! I’m sure some are missing; please leave others in comments.

Webinars and more!

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