• A11y Meetup Berlin #8

    Babbel | Lesson Nine GmbH

    Welcome everyone to the 8th edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin! The event will take place on July 2nd, 2019 kindly sponsored by Babbel. Our main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access / inclusion, performance, and people with different disabilities. *Agenda* *** 18:30 Doors Open 18:50 Quick Intro (Radimir) 19:00 First Talk (Priyanka Naik) 19:30 Short Break 19:40 Second Talk (Damien Senger) 20:10 Short Break 20:20 Third Talk (Marcus Herrmann) 20:50 Closing Notes *** *Speakers* 1. A11y checklist for everyone Priyanka Naik (Front-end developer and accessibility in-charge at diesdas.digital) I believe A11y is a team effort and everyone has a role to play in the project. So, I have checklist for specific roles like for project manager, UI/UX designer, and developer. The Idea is to present the checklist with the Right tools which can help them testing. Hence talk will be helpful for everyone, one who has zero knowledge, can learn checklist and tools laters he/she will be able to make an accessible website. 2. Lower literacy: it’s not the user, it’s the product! Damien Senger (Design systems & Accessibility lead at Castor EDC) Reading is not an easy thing. It is complicated for people with reading or cognitive impairments but also for everybody depending of the context. Luckily for all our users, there is a lot of small improvements and tips every designer, content-writer and developer can do in a project to improve the life all of our users. 3. An intro to accessible web-apps Marcus Herrmann (Freelance web developer, consultant for web accessibility) A brief introduction to accessible web apps, what new challenges they bring for users of assistive technologies - and how both JavaScript framework creators and accessibility folks could help ensure that developers can truly develop 'web-apps for everyone'. ======================== 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

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  • A11y Meetup Berlin #7

    WeWork

    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. *Agenda* *** 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 *** *Speakers* 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

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  • A11y Meetup Berlin #6

    Microsoft Berlin

    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. *Agenda* *** 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 *** *Speakers* 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 https://a11y-meetup-berlin.de/submit.html Code of Conduct : https://a11y-meetup-berlin.de/code-of-conduct.html

  • A11y Meetup Berlin #5

    Project A Ventures (first floor)

    Welcome everyone to the fifth edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin! The event will take place on December 11th, 2018. The main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access / inclusion, web performance, and people with different disabilities. Please share with your friends and spread the word. *** Doors open: 7:00pm Talks start: 7:30pm *** WCAG 2.1 : quick overview and slow digestion Aurélien Levy, Accessibility expert and CEO of Temesis During this talk, Aurélien will quickly present the new success criteria of WCAG 2.1 avoiding jargon terminology. Using concrete examples he will tell us what it changes in term of design or development. On the menu, mobile, low vision, voice recognition and cognitive disability contexts. ======================== 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

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  • A11y Meetup Berlin #4

    Project A Ventures (first floor)

    Welcome everyone to the fourth edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin! The event will take place on Sep 18, 2018. The main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access / inclusion and people with different disabilities. Please share with your friends and spread the word. *** Doors open: 7:00pm Talks start: 7:30pm *** Beyond translations - making users feel at home in an international online shop Matthias Kentzia (Product Manager, Project A) Going international can reap huge financial benefits for a company. But internationalising your product is not as simple as just translating a couple of texts. In order to make it accessible, you need to localise the entire experience. In this talk, we’ll be looking at a case-study to explore some of the less obvious requirements of an internationalisation project. ======================== 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

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  • A11y Meetup Berlin #3

    Kontist GmbH

    Welcome everyone to the third edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin! The event will take place on May 17, 2018. This will be a special edition as it's also the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/. The main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access / inclusion and people with different disabilities. Please share with your friends and spread the word. *** Doors open, drinks and food: 7:00pm Talks start: 7:30pm *** Our speakers! Develoger (Front-end Developer, Smava) Da Vinci KeyCode — Keyboard navigation in the age of the touch screens Mass consumption of the Internet started with a click. At least that is true for the lucky majority of the population who either have no issues with their eye sight or just don't like to use the keyboard. Remaining people depend, or are just in love with pressing keys. This talk is not about their struggle, it's about how-to implement the inclusion on the tech level. ======================== Hugo Giraudel (Front-end developer, accessibility advocate, author, speaker, N26) Accessibility — Designing for the real world We all know that accessibility should be baked in all our projects. But what is it even? This topic is so wide that it is sometimes hard to grasp. We’ll take the amazing opportunity to meet on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day to discuss how accessibility blends into inclusive design, and what it means to design for all people. ======================== Sergei Kriger (Front-end developer, SinnerSchrader) Testing Accessibility with a Screen Reader Screen reader is the most popular tool used by people with visual impairments to browse the web. As a rule screen readers have a quite high learning curve due to their complexity and different (non-visual) approach of getting information. In this presentation you will figure out best practices of navigating web pages with a screen reader, learn how to use those practices for accessibility testing on both Mac OS and Windows and understand how to avoid the most common pitfalls when getting started using a screen reader. ======================== 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

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  • A11y Meetup Berlin #2

    Project A Ventures (first floor)

    Welcome everyone! We're happy to announce that A11y Meetup Berlin #2 will take place on March 20, 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! Lucas da Silva (Front-end Developer, HelloFresh): Web Accessibility Principles and how we break them Lucas will go through the four principles of Web Accessibility, show how we may break them, and instigate key questions we can ask ourselves in order to build inclusive products! ======================== Radimir Bitsov (Front-end Engineer, Project A) Better development strategy for web accessibility – an overview of the available tools With an increasing awareness of the accessibility and inclusivity importance comes the responsibility of defining a better design and development strategy for creating accessible websites and apps. Fortunately, there are tools that can help us improve the quality of our projects in terms of web accessibility. In this talk, Radimir will present in details some of the available options and their use cases. ======================== 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

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  • A11y Meetup Berlin #1

    Project A Ventures (first floor)

    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/

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