Welcome everyone to the 7th edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin!
The event will take place on May 28th, 2019 kindly sponsored by WeWork and D4L data4life. Our main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access / inclusion, performance, and people with different disabilities.
18:00 Doors Open
18:20 Quick Intro (Radimir and WeWork)
18:30 First Talk (Kama Jania)
19:00 Short Brake
19:15 Second Talk (Wiebke Mueller)
19:45 Closing Notes
1. Accessibility driven design
Kama Jania, User Experience Designer
You probably know that research with users is the key to success. But how to start it if you have a zero budget and only a vague idea for your product, which is about helping to reduce everyday obstacles for disabled people? For most products there are accessibility standards or guidelines available, which are the basic guide to ensure that your product is designed in a way accessible to everyone.
However, standards and guidelines are not everything. What you need to do is to understand the everyday problems and challenges for disabled people as well as accessibility issues - how do people with disabilities interact with digital products, how do they use them and what are their needs?
2. Directive (EU) 2016/2102 and its adoption into Berlin Law (BIKTG Bln, 2019)
Wiebke Mueller, Officer for Accessibility and Usability at Senator for Interior and Sport, City of Berlin
Wiebke will summarize the EU directive on digital accessibility in the public sector and its adoption into Berlin law. Furthermore, they will explain how the city is implementing this law on an administrative level.
If you would like to speak at A11y Meetup Berlin we will be glad to receive your talk proposal https://a11y-meetup-berlin.de/submit.html
Code of Conduct : https://a11y-meetup-berlin.de/code-of-conduct.html