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Recap: WWAM! - April

After a last minute relocation from the very busy Little Beer Quarter to the slightly less busy Meow, we sat down together to introduce ourselves and share perspectives on Accessibility in our daily work.

Those in education were interested in ways to instil good authoring practices in lay people, and keen to see more Accessibility features in popular e-learning software.

Those in Government were keen to know why developers were not delivering Accessible work despite claiming to.

And everyone was keen to gain access to Government-funded Accessibility training courses.

We also talked about getting into a proper space for the next WWAM, somewhere with room for 20 to 30 people and a projector, and about some minor sponsorship for nibbles and giveaways.

We agreed that our next meetup would be on the 21st of May. While only a couple of weeks away, this will coincide with GAAD, the Global Accessibility Awareness Day co-founded in 2012 by Jennison Asuncion, who runs the a11ybay meetup in our sister city of San Francisco.

This meetup has now been posted and you can RSVP here.

On a personal level I’m also leaning towards WWAM acting as more of an independent, supportive and educational organisation, rather than as a community watchdog or police force.

I’d like to focus on the positive aspects of increased Accessibility, opening up discussion around this, and providing a place to present and celebrate good work and share knowledge.

On that note I’d like to suggest that the June meetup also follows a PechaKucha format, on the topic of ‘Challenges I face in achieving Accessibility in my daily work’. I hope that this will allow us to gain a better overview of the realities that we face in our daily work, and how these contrast with the Utopian vision that we all share and aspire to.

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Recap: WWAM! - April May 14, 2015 5:23 PM Dan
Recap: WWAM! #1 @ Saigon Taste December 2, 2014 4:46 PM Jason K.
About Wellington Web Accessibility Meetup May 13, 2015 8:32 PM Dan

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