Past Meetup

A11y Meetup Berlin #6

This Meetup is past

85 people went

Location image of event venue


Welcome everyone to the 6th edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin!

The event will take place on March 4th, 2019 at Digital Eatery (Unter den Linden 17). It's kindly sponsored by Microsoft. Our main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access / inclusion, web performance, and people with different disabilities.


7:15 Doors Open
7:50 Quick Intro (Radimir)
8:00 Intro Microsoft (Ioannis)
8:15 First Talk (Tim von Oldenburg)
8:45 Short Brake
9:00 Second Talk (Klaas Posselt)
9:30 Closing Notes


No more excuses: getting to the first 30%

Tim von Oldenburg, Senior UX Engineer at ResearchGate

Only 30% of accessibility issues on a website can be caught by automated testing, according to the GDS accessibility team. But those 30% are a great baseline to operate from, and we should strive to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get there.

While every situation is different and every project faces unique challenges, the basics are often the same: we start small and try to scale our testing approach. We need to integrate new accessibility testing tools into our existing processes and pipelines. And we need the test results to be actionable and easy to understand.

In this talk, Tim will tell the story of how they’re trying to get to the first 30% at ResearchGate: how they approached those issues, the obstacles they’re facing, and what new exciting possibilities await them in the future.


Accessible PDF

Klaas Posselt, Freelance consultant / Print- and media technology

Navigating through unstructured documents is a really problematic process especially for people with visual impairments. In his talk Klaas will share with us the basic knowledge about accessible PDF files and they ways to create them.


If you would like to speak at A11y Meetup Berlin we will be glad to receive your talk proposal

Code of Conduct :