Vancouver Digital Accessibility: February Meetup

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Happy New Year!

For our first meetup of 2019, we'll have two distinguished industry leaders presenting engaging talks and workshops on how to understand the basics of digital accessibility.

Jaybe Allanson, Design Director at Mobify:

Performance is for Everyone
Everyone, no matter their device, network, or ability deserves to have a great experience. This short highly tactical talk will showcase how caring about performance makes the experience great for everyone.

Janos Sitar, Accessibility Specialist at Central 1 Credit Union:

Accessibility Basics: Understanding WCAG 2.0
Getting started in web accessibility seem like a daunting task because of the vastness of the subject. This presentation will introduce the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as the ideal starting point for people interested in web accessibility because it helps to narrow scope of who is being helped, what components typically have problems, where you should provide more support, and why you should incorporate them into your development cycle. Examples will be provided to illustrate each of the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria.

After the presentation we’ll be putting the guidelines into practice by conducting test scans of websites using a Chrome extension.

**Please bring a laptop to do hands-on automated and manual testing!**

Doors open at 5:30 PM and the presentations will begin at 6:00 PM. Please try to arrive before 6:00 PM. Presentations/workshop will be wrapped up by 8:00 PM and networking can continue until 8:30 PM.

Thanks to our sponsor, Clio, for food and drinks and to Mobify for welcoming us into their space.