Our next talk will be from a member of the BostonJS slack community -
Rocket Insights will be serving up food and cold beverages for you to enjoy before the speakers!
Design systems are a popular way for teams to flavour their design and development workflow. However, an often-missing ingredient in many design systems is a focus on accessibility best practices — especially when component libraries are involved.
In this talk, we’ll take a look at how you can mix some commonly-used components with the ingredients of accessibility. Pair this with best practices guidance in your documentation, and you’ll have the recipe for a delectably inclusive design system.
In this session you’ll learn how to combine semantic HTML with accessibility “seasonings" into some common React components including icons, buttons, and inputs.
You’ll also learn how to spice up your design system’s documentation with approachable, accessibility best-practices guidance including interactive examples, and component dos and don'ts.
Even if you’ve never seen React before, join me to learn how to make your design system delicious.
Kathleen works at O’Reilly Media as a Senior Frontend Engineer and Design System Tech Lead. Her deep industry experience as both a designer and developer fuels her passion for making apps beautifully accessible. In her spare time, she is the Creative Director for the CXsisters network, and the best lanterne rouge cyclocrosser you’ll ever meet.
Rough Agenda (subject to change):
5:30pm - 6:00pm - Food and drinks
6:00pm - Talk starts
We'll try to end around 7:00pm give or take.
Note on Location: Depending on the amount of potential attendees, we may switch the location to another venue in Newburyport.
Best place to park is in the municipal lot across Merrimac street near the Black Cow restaurant. Parking is paid but is cheap. The lot is a short walk from the Rocket Insights office. See https://goo.gl/maps/H98i2nsq9SDh4RBt8
There is also a municipal lot right behind the building but is max three hours and is slightly more expensive. There is free street parking nearby too with a two hour max.