The Wonder of Choice: A reasonable approach to inclusive development

Boston Ember.js Community
Boston Ember.js Community
Public group


101 Federal St. Suite 2600 · Boston, ma

How to find us

When you arrive, proceed to the big registration desk and tell them you are visiting Salsify. Bring your photo ID. They will give you a badge and directions. The Franklin St. entrance is wheelchair accessible.

Location image of event venue


There are still some things we don’t know yet - how will we make the canvas element accessible to screen readers? Can we make an accessible router without new API introduced in the browser? Why can’t I keep plants alive?

But there are some things we already know about performance and a thousand other technical decisions- yet still sometimes forget. By the end of this talk, you’ll be reminded of the things you have perhaps forgotten, be reminded of inclusive design choices you can make, and take a peek into the landscape of the unexplored future of web development.

Melanie is a decorated, disabled military veteran who works as a Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn with a focus on accessibility in open source software. She is an active member of the Ember.js core team and organizer for the Ember Chicago Meetup. Twitter: @melaniersumner

Developers of all experience levels are invited! This talk is relevant to all web developers using any framework, and the Ember.js Community is excited to host!

6:30-7:00 Food & drinks
7:00 Talks begin
8:00ish Wrap up


RSVPs close at noon the day before. If your Meetup username is not your full name or you need any accessibility accommodations, please DM the organizer (Jen Weber). All attendees need to show a photo id at the main desk. This is a free event capped at 40 attendees.

Thank you to our generous sponsor Salsify! Check out their open jobs: