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Accessibility 101: Beat the Tsunami with a Wave & 10 tips in 10 minutes

10 tips in 10 minutes - Bill Gregory

"But what can we do right NOW?" Every developer new to accessibility asks this question at some point. Billy Gregory will offer developers new to accessibility 10 "Day 1" tips they can use immediately to improve the accessibility of their work.

Billy Gregory is an aaccessibility professional and Sr. Accessibility Engineer with The Paciello Group. As a former front-end developer, Billy can relate to many of the challenges and apprehension faced by developers who are new to accessibility. He enjoys working with developers of all levels of experience to strengthen their skills and understanding of accessibility. Billy is active in the Accessibility Community as an advocate, practitioner, and public speaker.

Beat the Tsunami - Patrick Dunphy

Patrick’s goal for this session is to help demystify accessibility by demonstrating easy to use testing tools that anyone can leverage and start using immediately.

Like most developers, Patrick remembers well the questions he faced during his first forays into accessibility. Developing interfaces since '99 and working specifically with Digital Accessibility since 2007, he’s learned firsthand that with proper awareness & planning, accessibility does not have to be complicated.

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  • Mike D. T.

    good talk on Accessibility

    October 5, 2013

  • Anna S.

    Thanks to #DevTO for letting us pitch Stacked, our new developer training initiative, at the Meetup on Monday. If anyone is interested in being a student (on your own or sponsored by your company as part of your training budget) reach out to Bruce Dorland at [masked]. Our website is Looking forward to the next DevTO - great talks from Billy + Patrick!

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • natali

    Big thank-you to the DevTO team for their latest event and for letting us announce the Commander 3D event. Click on link to RSVP to our drink and learn event on Nov 5th for a chance to win a Commander3D tablet and to learn more about new Commander3D! Hope to see you all there:
    To learn more about commander3D visit:

    2 · October 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds interesting, but unfortunately your site is broken on mobile (android chrome). Can't scroll to see anything on the right.

      October 2, 2013

  • Billy G.

    Oh - I totally forgot to plug our meet-up group (i knew i would!). If anyone wants to learn more - or just hang out - we're always looking for new members (and accessible venue hosts!)

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Patrick D.

    Thank you DevTO for having me speak last night & thank you to everyone that was in attendance. If interested, my slides from last night can be found here:

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • Murray M.

    Great Deck, thanks for the link...

    October 1, 2013

  • Billy G.

    For those interested, my deck from last night is up on SlideShare ...

    2 · October 1, 2013

    • Uri G.

      Thanks Greg. For the limited amount of time you had it was a great pres. Nice touch of humour.

      October 1, 2013

  • Melissa B.

    being a "non-technical" participant content was informative - given me a good look at tech in different wa

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late, but will attend. Don't start without me.

    September 30, 2013

  • Rajeev S.

    Sorry won't be attending. Something came up. But hope I can see the recorded session. Cheers!

    September 30, 2013

  • Ken S.

    Hiring Devs for funded toronto startup

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Melissa B.

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    September 27, 2013

  • Darryl M.

    What happened to my registration? I had to start from scratch and now I'm on the waiting list.

    September 27, 2013

    • DevTO

      Should be fixed now - not sure what happened but I just added everyone on the waiting list.

      September 27, 2013

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