Our group exists to advance accessibility and inclusive design. Our goal is to bring together NYC's accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, and our experiences. If you're interested in accessibility and inclusive design then we want you in this group. We meet monthly, our previous presentations are all archived on YouTube (https://youtube.com/a11ynyc). Follow us on Twitter @A11YNYC (https://twitter.com/a11ynyc).
For a long time, HTML gave us all the semantics and other goodies we
needed to make things work properly on the web. Then we started
polyfill the missing bits. As we move towards a future of Web
Components, the time has come to invent another solution that will let
us encapsulate accessibility in the shadow DOM - and its called the
Accessibility Object Model (AOM). Join us for an evening with presenter and accessibility engineer Léonie Watson as she leads us on a journey through accessibility mechanics.
Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee.
Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design. She is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP).
In her spare time, Léonie likes reading, cooking, drinking tequila, and dancing (although not necessarily in that order)!