Past Meetup

Global Accessibility Awareness day workshop

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Details

It's that time of year again! This month at CTFEDs we're going to focus on accessibility and take part in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/) (which is on Thursday, May[masked]).

About the workshop

New this year: we're going to get a bit more hands-on with extra practical exercises and tutorials, and start digging at our own stuff to find the bits we can make more accessible.

New this year: we'll be doing the GAAD activities (http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/participate.html) with an additional focus on why we should care (https://ctfeds.github.io/Global-Accessibility-Awareness-Day-2017/activities/). We'll go mouseless / trackpadless, we'll bump up our font sizes, we'll check for colour contrast, and more.

Same this year: we'll be talking about a wider definition of disability (it's about much more than just about blind users with screen readers) and making a case for adopting Inclusive Design as an awesome way to build things for the web.

About you

• You should be familiar with HTML and CSS.

• A little knowledge of JavaScript will be useful, but isn't required.

• You're interested in making your web stuff work for more people.

• If you have one, bring your laptop, charger, and a pair of headphones.

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Attendees must read and follow our Code of Conduct (http://ctfeds.org/code-of-conduct/). Thanks! :)

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Directions

As you enter Black River Park you will see the stairs to the entrance. Remember those :)
The visitors bays are through the booms to the right as you enter.
Once you have parked return to the stairs and enter the complex courtyard. You will see a lift on the far side of the courtyard.
Take that to the second floor and New Media Labs is directly opposite the lift as you exit. Ring the buzzer.