Accessible Development 101

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FINAL UPDATE - (I sincerely hope). I sincerely apologize but we had another location fall through but luckily, Industrious Coworking has come through and is helping us out! Please note the location and time change (fingers crossed should be final). Thanks to all for your patience.


In this talk, Sandi and Paulina will give a short introduction into how to frame accessibility into your projects, how to code for accessibility, and finally some quick checks that can be used to test for some key accessibility issues.

This is a must-have skill for anyone who works on the web, including developers, designers, testers, and product owners.


Networking will start at 5:30pm; the presentation will start at 6:00 pm and will last roughly an hour.


Industrious Madison Capitol Square
25 W Main St F5 · Madison, WI

There is a parking garage below 122 W Doty St that has an elevator up to the space. There is also street parking that is free after 5pm. Enter 25 W Main St and take the elevator to the 5th floor.


Sandi Arendalkowski was a Business Analyst for 8 years at the University of Baltimore and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During her first 4 years of work as a business analyst, she earned her master's degree in Interaction Design and Information Architecture at the University of Baltimore. She started her career as a UX Designer in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and found a home and a passion for accessibility, ethics, and inclusivity in the digital space. Sandi returned to school to get her Graduate Certificate in Information Accessibility Development and Policy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is now the Accessibility Lead at the Center for Digital Accessibility and User Experience at UW–Madison.

Paulina Nogal started her career as a Web Developer and Designer at Page One Web Solutions - online marketing and web development company based in Portland, Maine. She moved to Madison with her husband, to immerse her experience in tech, by taking a new position as a Front End Developer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Working on several websites and applications used by tens of thousands of students, faculty, and employees she learned about the importance of web accessibility. During this talk, she will show you how you can test your site/application to more easily identify accessibility barriers.