Past Meetup

Real-world techniques for accessibility design

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Let's welcome usability analyst Joe Welinske to Orange County!

Blink UX in Seattle conducted an accessibility review for a new VeriCite web-based education product led by our speaker Joe Welinske. The Blink team including our speaker Joe Welinske reviewed the accessibility of the software product that was already well into development.

As an accessibility specialist at Blink UX, Joe Welinske conducted the review for VeriCite. He’ll be detailing the techniques used, issues encountered, and the path to solutions.

Early bird tickets are available now for $5. What you will learn:

• The benefits and challenges of using keyboard-only access for testing

• How the WAVE tool was used for a broad, initial evaluation

• The benefits and challenges of the NVDA screen reader for testing

• About specific findings and recommendations

• How the information was communicated to VeriCiteThis case study will provide useful information to all involved in accessible design.

• Explanation about the W3C standards for accessibility.


About the speaker

Joe Welinske has been involved in the design and development of software for over thirty years. Joe is the program manager for Blink’s annual user experience conference ConveyUX as well as contributing in the areas of accessibility and content strategy. He is a senior lecturer at the U. of Washington for a variety of courses, including accessible design. Joe is a co-organizer of the Seattle Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetup group.


6:00PM: Check-in, light refreshments and networking
7:00PM: Introduction
7:15PM: Presentation and Q&A
8:30PM-9:00PM: Networking and Clean-up


You can park anywhere in the large lot by the building. the office is on the second floor of where Starbucks is located. Just go through the double doors and up the stairs to the registration table.


We are asking for a small nominal fee ($5) to help us plan for a better experience at the event. This includes being able to take into account more accurate attendance and to support your OCUX group hosting expenses!



Join me in a huge thank you to Paciolan ( for supporting our group and sponsoring this event!