A11y Meetup Berlin #1


We're extremely happy to invite you to our first meetup.

Mark your calendars for A11y Meetup Berlin #1 on January 16, 2018. Please share with your friends and spread the word. Our kind supporter Project A (https://www.project-a.com/en/) ↗ will arrange the community space and catering.

Doors open: 7:00pm
Talks start: 7:30pm

Our speakers!

Svenja Heinecke (Community Manager, Wheelmap.org) and Sebastian Felix Zappe (Software Engineer, Wheelmap.org): Wheelmap.org – Mapping the accessibility of places with the help of people and technology

Since Wheelmap was launched in 2010, a mapping crowd consisting of thousands of people from all over the world has contributed more than 830,000 ratings on the wheelchair accessibility of public places. Facing the demands of keeping a simple UX design, sorting a jungle of data licenses and data sources and eyeing the ultimate goal of “disability mainstreaming”, the Wheelmap team has started the project “Accessibility Cloud”. With this new infrastructure, we are exploring new solutions for creating a bigger impact for accessibility mapping outcomes. Svenja and Sebastian will give you an insight into the status quo and the latest community and IT developments.


Stefan Judis (Front-end Engineer / DevRel, Contentful): Decrease your conversion - common ways to lock people out

Building products for the web means building products for everybody. We spend hours and hours on optimising user flows, tweaking designs and A/B testing the heck out of everything. The problem is that we as developers, product owners and designers often think about the targeted customer under optimal conditions and ignore minorities. In this talk, Stefan will take a look at common problems of the web today and demonstrate how we can make it a more welcoming place.


We are looking for speakers and will be glad to receive your talk proposal https://goo.gl/forms/I98AJwvMR4nHP7zH2

Code of Conduct : http://berlincodeofconduct.org/