An Accessibility Case Study by Blink UX

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Join us for our first A11yBay event of 2019. Space is limited.

ABOUT THE TALK:
Learn about the inner-workings of a project that Blink UX (a research and design firm that works with companies to create meaningful digital products and experiences) conducted on a software product that was already well into development.

The overall objective was to ensure a robust experience for all users of the software. The review of the system used industry best practices for accessible design with attention to WCAG AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

• The benefits and challenges of using keyboard-only access for testing
• The benefits and challenges of the NVDA screen reader for testing
• Specific findings, recommendations, and reporting
• Working with colleagues with physical challenges as team members and participants

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Joe Welinske is Blink's Accessibility Director and also the Program Manager for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX. As Accessibility Director, Joe is charged with bringing innovation and training about supporting disabilities into every client project and to every staff member. Joe has taught accessibility at the University of Washington and he is the co-organizer of the Seattle Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup group. Joe is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

Thanks to Blink UX for sponsoring and their SF partner, Redshift Digital, for hosting the event.

EVENT AGENDA:
This meetup will follow our usual schedule:
6:00 to 6:30 — Mix & Mingle
6:30 to 6:45 — Opening Announcements, Jobs, & Events
6:45 to 7:45 — Presentation by Joe Welinske

ARRIVAL INFORMATION:
The address is 8 California Street in San Francisco. Come right up to Suite 600.