A11y Meetup Berlin #9

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Welcome everyone to the 9th edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin!

The event will take place on October 28th, 2019 kindly sponsored by ThoughtWorks! Our main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access, inclusion, performance, and people with different disabilities.


18:30 Doors Open
18:50 Quick Intro (Radimir)
19:00 First Talk (Kai Katonina)
19:30 Short Break
19:40 Second Talk (Oscar Braunert)
20:10 Closing Notes


1. How to build empathy for strangers with special needs

Kai Katonina (UX designer, DKB)

If you don't have disabled people around, it might be hard to see people behind the formal requirements of WCAG. Of course the best strategy is to meet them personally, but it's not always easy. I want to share how I grew from an ignorant person to a strong advocate for accessibility and inclusivity just by lying on a couch and watching Youtube. I will talk about why it's important to build this kind of empathy and share videos that changed me.

2. Accessibility, Inputs & Vue

Oscar Braunert (Web developer, Kitchen Stories)

At the end of February, WebAIM published The WebAIM Million, an accessibility analysis of the homepages of the one million most visited websites.

The findings are depressing. The average site contained about 60 errors. Things went even more downhill when putting JS frameworks in the equation. As a reaction to those findings, this talk tries to shed light on some accessibility best practices regarding accessible inputs, as well as do soul-searching why we, as developers, have failed so badly.

Let us know in the comments section if you'd like to present your talk :)


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