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How Pinterest Redesigned their App & Website for Inclusion
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you get a message asking for your first and last names and you do not reply by noon on Wednesday, August 22, you will be removed from the attendee list because we need to provide an official guest list to our host before the event. The official guest list will close at noon on August 22. — TOPIC OF THE TALK: Recently, Design and Engineering teams at Pinterest dove deep into inclusive design methods to create a more accessible app and website for their 200 million users. Come learn how they applied best practices from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and partnered with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco to understand how Pinterest could be made more useful for people with different levels of vision. Designer Long Chen and engineer Christian Vuerings will share their experiences creating an internal Accessibility Working Group and collaborating with the local Disability Community to ship more mindful products. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Long Chen, Lead Product Designer @Pinterest— Long Cheng leads a team of talented designers to create discovery experiences that are relevant, actionable, personalized, and inclusive. Previously, he led the work on Pinterest’s design system and other core features like profile, saving, and pins. He loves the Great British Bakeoff, cabins, and pho. Christian Vuerings, Engineer, Core UI Web Lead @Pinterest— He co-build Gestalt, the Pinterest component library, worked on saving and converting the CSS stack. He is passionate about launching beautiful and inclusive features on In his free time he likes to go for a hike or go for a sail on the bay. — EVENT AGENDA: 6:00 to 6:30 — Mix & mingle 6:30 to 6:45 — Opening announcements, jobs, & events 6:45 to 7:45 — Presentation by Long & Christian from Pinterest THE VENUE (& YOUR SHOES): Thanks to startup Gusto for graciously hosting our meetup in their dramatic new office building, previously an industrial hanger used by local ship builders. Gusto has a culture of employees and guests removing their shoes while inside the office. A11y Bay Meetup guests are invited to join in this tradition and take off their shoes upon arrival. You can stow your shoes at the door in communal cubbies, wear fun socks, or bring slippers! Note: A11y Bay Meetup guests will not be required to remove their shoes and can wear them during the event if they need or want to. Please let the organizers know if specific accommodations are needed. The event space is intended to and should be accessible for people who use wheelchairs. — GETTING THERE: The Gusto offices are located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, about 3 blocks south of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. Given the neighborhood and some nearby construction, arriving by car, Lyft, or Uber are the most direct. The closest public transportation option is taking the Muni S or T lines to the Third Street & 20th St above ground stop (Muni Stop ID #17355 or Muni Stop ID #17362). The nearest BART stations are Civic Center or Powell—both are roughly 2.5 miles away from the Gusto office.

Gusto HQ

525 20th Street · San Francisco, ca

Respond by: 8/22/2018

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    Calling all Bay Area developers, designers, accessibility, usability and any other high-tech professionals who have an interest in digital (web, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. Whether you: work on digital accessibility and are eager to share your knowledge, want to learn how to make what you are creating accessible to and inclusive of users with different disabilities, and/or are keen to network with like-minded professionals, this group is for you. Meetups will rotate between Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

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