- Munich Accessibility Meetup #4 (Biergarten edition) 🍻
We refuse to say goodbye to the summer so... Welcome to Munich Accessibility Meetup Beergarten edition! 🌴 This will be a very informal and friendly event, with the main focus on socialising, hanging out and having a casual drink altogether. Therefore, this time there won't be any presentations, demos or workshops. (But no worries, there will be upcoming events soon!) In this event, we can talk about anything: Latest news or topics on the accessibility field, best practices, tools & resources, etc. We would also like to take this opportunity to brainstorm new meetup ideas, topics you want to hear about and perhaps, find our next speakers! 😉 👉🏽 Please be aware that this event is not sponsored or hosted by a company, so there will be no free drinks or dinner. Everything you want to consume will have to be paid at your expenses. (Please RSVP's if you will be attending, so we can book a table accordingly)
- Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Together with Microsoft, A11y MUC will be celebrating the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) in Munich! The purpose of the GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about (digital) accessibility and inclusion. To find out more information look at the official GAAD website (https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/). More and more people are interested in in the topic of making technology accessible and user-friendly, unfortunately they often just do not know where or how to start. That’s why awareness comes first! We will start the evening with three short presentations, where our speakers will share insights on the importance of accessibility and give some hands-on examples of what it means to create accessible products, software and services. Following the lightning talks, everyone will have the opportunity to take a look at some great, modern accessible technologies and network with other accessibility experts and enthusiasts. *** Agenda: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Registration and networking 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - Welcome 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM - Three Accessibility Lightning Talks: > Accessibility in a Digital World – Marc Biemer (Designer at Futurice) > Time Control in Web Accessibility – Sergei Kriger (Developer at SinnerSchrader) > Seeing AI; Turning the visible world into an audible experience – Julia Wachendörfer & David Schönwerth (Germany Technology Office, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH) 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Accessibility Demos and networking *** As always the Meetup will be informal, allowing the people to network and also share some thoughts and ideas for future Meetups. Snacks and refreshments will be kindly provided by Microsoft. Please note: The talks will be held in English. During the event, we will be utilising the Microsoft Presentation Translator feature to ensure accessibility for all. We will be showing subtitles in English throughout the event and participants will also be invited to follow along in any one of more than 60 supported text languages on their mobile device. For more information see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/apps/presentation-translator/ Microsoft's office is fully accessible to everyone. The event will be held on the ground floor and on the way to the Meetup room there are wide doorways, open space plan and accessible bathrooms. For those needing a ramp to access the building, please arrive at the main entrance on Walter-Gropius-Straße (next to the Autobahn); for others, the building can also be accessed via the revolving doors on the rear of the building on Oskar-Schlemmer-Straße.
- Munich A11y Meetup #2
New year, old resolutions: Also in 2019 we want to bring together Munich's accessibility community and organise regular meetings to network and share knowledge. Based on your feedback from our last event, we dedicated this Meetup to talk about: How to build a culture of accessibility. Our speakers will share their individual insights and experiences within 15 minutes presentations. Afterwards all speakers will join our Q&A panel to answer your questions. *** Agenda: 7:00 pm - Doors open + food + mingle 7:30 pm - Talk 1: "How to deliver accessible projects" by Fabian Krumbholz 7:45 pm - Talk 2: "How you can bake accessibility in your organisation" by Stefan Farnetani 8:00 pm - Talk 3: "Work with a person with disability!" by Franziska Sgoff 8:15 pm - Q&A panel with speakers 8:45 pm - Networking & open end *** As always we’d like the Meetup to be informal, allowing the people to network and also share some thoughts and ideas for future Meetups. Pizza, snacks & drinks will be kindly provided by Netcentric (https://www.netcentric.biz/) Please Note: The talks will be held in English. Netcentric's office is fully accessible to everyone, with several elevators to enter the building, wide doorways and open space plan. Be aware that accessible bathrooms are located on the ground floor.
- A11y Meetup Munich #1
We’re extremely happy to invite you to our first meetup! As the interest about digital accessibility is growing strong in Munich, we want to bring the community together and organise regular meetings to network and share knowledge. Topic for this meetup: How to build accessible components For our very first event, we want to talk about building accessible components such as buttons, forms, etc. We will explore all the process from the initial idea, through design, to development with examples of what to consider and why at each point in the process. We’d like the Meetup to be informal, allowing the people to network and also share some thoughts and ideas for future meetups. Pizza, snacks & drinks will be kindly provided by Holidu (https://www.holidu.de/) *** Agenda: 7:00 pm - Doors open + food + mingle 7:30 pm - Talks start 9:00 pm - More networking *** Notes: As we will look at best practices of web development, some experience with HTML and CSS can be beneficial — but not mandatory! :) The presentation will be in English. Holidu's office is fully accessible to everyone, with different elevators entering the building, wide doorways and open space plan.