- Buffalo UX Meet-up
This is a joint meet-up with Buffalo UX Meetup. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-UX-Design/events/253381628/ Join us for a first-of-its-kind UX Meetup! Special thanks to Campus Labs who will be a hosting a 30-minute discussion on the importance and implementation of accessible design in User Experience (feat. Adrian Roselli). After the talk, stay for snacks (and beer!), accessibility workshops, and continued design discussion. Anybody looking to understand and explore UX and Product design is welcome! What you can expect from the talk: - Introduction to accessibility - Types of impairments and how they affect your users - Why inaccessibility is bad design - How accessibility affects Campus Labs - Examples of how accessible design improves usability for everyone - Business value of thinking critically about accessibility - How to improve the accessibility of your own designs
- Open Chat
Let's get together to talk shop. Liazon is hosting again. We will have an open meet-up. Bring your issues, questions, tips, tactics, etc. and we can just chat. We can also recap what everyone's experience was with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/), and maybe talk about anything you found interesting in Inclusive Design 24 (June 9, http://www.inclusivedesign24.org/) If there is anything in particular you would like to focus on, ask and we'll see if we can make it happen. We can also discuss if we want to take a hiatus for the summer.
- Open Chat
Let's get together to talk shop. Liazon is hosting again (yay!). For this first (non-planning) session, we will have an open meet-up. Bring your issues, questions, tips, tactics, etc. and we can just chat. I am aware that two of us (from the first meet-up) will be at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2017/sessions/), so maybe a quick CSUN recap would be of interest to attendees. By then I will also have a couple options on speakers for a subsequent meet-up (probably April) that we can review.
- Group Kick-off
Venue selected. There is a wheelchair ramp to the building from the parking lot (on the south-east corner of the building). If you foresee any issue or you want to know what it looks like for planning, let me know and I can send you photos or otherwise help to make it work. This will be the kick-off meeting for the group. Please come with an idea of: • what you hope to get from the group, • how you would like to see the group structured, • how you might like to see meetings structured, • and thoughts on administrivia such as schedule and venues. In the interest of reducing waste (and not incurring too much expense on my part), please provide your own drinks and/or snacks. Please contact me if you require any accommodations or want to make sure the venue has them. From the group description, for context: Buffalo has plenty of companies and departments within companies that build web sites, web-based applications, traditional software applications, mobile apps, and other software tools. This is a venue for developers, designers, UX professionals, copywriters, QA professionals, and so on, to get together to learn from and share with others everything we can about accessibility and inclusiveness. If we get traction, then we can look forward to regular meet-ups and coordination with similar groups around the region, country, and world.