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Software Developer Kits & Accessibility

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• 6:00pm - Doors open

• 6:20pm - Announcements

• 6:30pm - Presentation begins

• 7:30pm - Q&A and Networking

When a company builds a new user interface library they typically produce a software development kit full of samples to assist developers in understanding how to properly code various types of applications and user interfaces. In my experience, developers are lucky if there is at least one sample included that demonstrates how to properly implement accessibility support for the new user interface library.

In this presentation, Thomas discusses some of the challenges that exist in assisting developers with making their user interfaces accessible to people with disabilities. This presentation will look at real software development kit materials from Microsoft, Apple, and Google. We will compare and contrast the various documentation approaches from three of the world's largest technology companies.

Note: This is a developer-centric presentation.

About our speaker

Thomas Logan has spent the past fourteen years assisting organizations to create technology solutions that work for people with disabilities.  His company Equal Entry ( focuses on "Contributing to a more accessible world" through evangelism and expert technology review and recommendations. Over his career he has worked on project deliverables for over ten government agencies and over sixty private organizations. He has delivered over one hundred trainings about how to build accessible information communication technology. 

• LinkedIn: thomaslogannyc 

• Twitter: @techthomas 

• YouTube: Equal Entry Accessibility

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  • Martin W.

    Super great information.

    4 days ago

  • Renee J.

    Really opened my eyes about opportunities for improvement!

    4 days ago

  • elizabeth n.

    I see a growing push for AMP - yet what I am reading these pages are fast but falling short on accessibility? Now that google will be indexing mobile first isn't this a huge oversight on their part? Thoughts?

    1 · November 14

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