Web Accessibility Deep Dive / How Do Screen Readers Work

The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group
The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group
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*** In light of COVID-19 this meetup will be virtual via a Zoom Webinar! Please join us @ https://zoom.us/j/342296320 on Monday, March 16th at 7 PM ET.

Hello folks! This month we are pleased to have Jeff Jones, Lyndon Dunbbar and Sarah Kinneer from Audioeye to give us a web accessibility deep dive, which includes a demo of how screen readers work.

CMS platforms like Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Squarespace and more are making website creation easier and more cost-effective for millions of people. But, if not coded correctly, individuals with disabilities may not be able to interact with that web content.

Jeff Jones will be discussing the state of digital accessibility in 2020 and why it’s important to design sites with ALL end users in mind. He’ll teach you about the biggest changes you can make to a site to make it accessible to people with disabilities, and demonstrate free accessibility tools web creators may use to make their sites more accessible to users of all abilities.

Lyndon Dunbar will demo using a screen reader on an inaccessible site, versus a site that has been remediated, to show how the experience of accessing digital content can be vastly different for someone using an assistive technology. For this presentation, there’s no coding experience required. This is for all levels of website creator. Our tools are safe and completely secure, and we teach you to use them on your site right then and there.

Jeff Jones is the Vice President of technology at Audioeye
He has over 15 years experience launching and growing B2B startups. He specializes in designing and deploying service oriented platforms that utilize open source, web based technologies. He has a passion for enhancing understanding through data and is currently working to build the accessible Internet.
Lyndon Dunbar works as a Digital Accessibility Specialist for AudioEye where he performs accessibility testing of client’s websites and mobile apps. Lyndon also provides sales and marketing support through conference attendance and presentations. In his previous experience, Lyndon provided technology training and support to blind and visually impaired employees and clients. Lyndon received his master’s degree in assistive technology from California State University, Northridge and is certified by the IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) as a CPWA (Certified Professional in Web Accessibility).
Sarah Kinneer was a special educator for 14 years prior to transitioning into tech. She first discovered a joy for coding while looking for something to challenge a particularly bright student. She attended in 2018 the GA Tech Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp and graduated an A+ average and lead her project group to become finalists in Trilogy’s NextLevel competition. Since graduating, she was featured in the CodePrep Podcast as well as a TV game show called "Get Scripted!". Sarah works as a Junior Implementation Developer at AudioEye, Inc., where she remediates websites for accessibility.