Practical Web Accessibility

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Wayfair Boston

4 Copley Place · Boston, MA

How to find us

Enter the Copley Place Mall. Head to the Skylobby (up the escalators in front of Barney's) Let security know you're here for BostonPHP. They will direct you from there.

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Details

Whether you've only just dipped your toes in Web Accessibility (a11y) or are doing a deep dive into your application's usability, we can always be building a better site. Creating a usable and accessible site is crucial to reaching as much of your audience as possible. We'll be diving into why, how, and where to focus our efforts for the greatest impact.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You should attend if any of these apply to you:

Know nothing:
This is new content for a lot of people! Even if you don't know anything about this "Accessibility" thing – there will be no assumptions of prior experience.

Want to Learn:
How accessibility will impact their site / business - Web Accessibility guidelines are the same for all sites but don't affect every site equally. We'll talk about sites which have tackled this topic well, those who tackled it poorly, and who benefits from tackling this early (hint: everyone!).

Have Questions:
Building accessible sites can be tough - we'll dig into the details of how to test and evaluate how usable your site is and how to prevent regressions.

SPEAKER BIO

Spencer Gregson is an engineer on the Frontend Platforms team at Wayfair, where he has worked for the past 5 years after starting as a CSS/HTML Developer. His passion for Accessibility predates HTML5 and he collaborates with many teams and functions to improve site usability and accessibility best practices. He has worn a lot of professional hats (haven't we all) and loves talking about Architecture, Urban design, and being a Pedicab driver in Boston.

AGENDA

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Pizza, refreshments and networking

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm -- (Your talk here???? Contact us!)

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm -- Introductions

7:15 pm - < 9:00 pm -- Feature Presentation, Q&A, Wrap-Up

HOST / FOOD SPONSOR

Wayfair Tech has graciously offered meeting space, pizza and refreshments. Thank them by checking out some of these links to learn a bit about Wayfair:
Wayfair Tech Blog: https://tech.wayfair.com/
Working at Wayfair: https://youtu.be/e_EzwfOXWY8
Career Opportunities: http://www.wayfaircareers.com
About Wayfair: https://www.wayfair.com/about/

DIRECTIONS

Public transportation is recommended: Orange line to Back Bay Station or Green line to Copley Station. If you must drive and park, here are parking options:
https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/locations/copley_place_100_huntington_ave_boston_massachusetts_02116_united_states_drt2yt4dpp5/?country=us&arriving=201901231730&leaving=201901232130

The Wayfair office is located at 4 Copley Place, above the Copley Place Mall:
http://www.simon.com/mall/copley-place/map
Copley Place is across the footbridge from the Prudential Mall or across the street from Back Bay station.