A11y Meetup Berlin #10 - Build Web with Empathy & The Power of the Individual

A11y Meetup Berlin
A11y Meetup Berlin
Öffentliche Gruppe

SinnerSchrader Deutschland GmbH

Boxhagener Str. 76-78 · Berlin

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The venue itself is barrier-free with elevator. However, there are quite some construction sites to navigate so access with wheelchair might be difficult. Please let us know if you require assistance!

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Welcome everyone to the 10th edition of the A11y Meetup Berlin!

The event will take place on 17th March 2020 kindly sponsored by SinnerSchrader! Our main goal is to encourage everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access, inclusion, performance, and people with different disabilities.

SinnerSchrader will provide us with free drinks and tasty vegan/vegetarian bowls. !!Please register via the following link to confirm your coming and to reserve your food order!! - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekjv7xfdqO-74L6E9QzP7-xBA2y8SkEGFMp_7nnervfqUFHg/viewform?usp=sf_link


18:30 Doors Open
18:50 Quick Intro (Franziska & Radimir)
19:00 First Talk (Manjula Dube)
19:30 Short Break
19:40 Second Talk (Beatriz Crespo)
20:10 Closing Notes


1. Build Web with Empathy

Manjula Dube (Web Engineer, N26)

Building web applications has been fairly easy now, However, an often-missing ingredient in many web applications is a focus on accessibility best practices — especially when component libraries are part of their application. Nothing in frameworks prevents us from building accessible web apps, but we need to learn to harness its power in the right way while dealing with some unique challenges caused by creating web pages with JavaScript. This talk will focus on these issues and how to solve them in the real world, while also adding some a11y power to your development process. This talk will also focus on why it is important to build accessible web apps.

Manjula is Web Engineer at N26, Google Developer Expert and tech speaker based in Berlin. She is the organizer of React India and founder @Geekbyte.

2. The Power of the Individual and Individual Acts

Beatriz Crespo (UX Lead, Caspar Health)

Daily decisions taken in design or government offices are leaving part of the population aside (e.g. making it impossible for many people to use online services that are by now mandatory). In this talk, we will reflect on the power of the individual, regardless of the role they may have in their company or society, to act and how seemingly small or unimportant decisions can in fact contribute to greater transformative change.

Beatriz learnt to code on a Spectrum back in the ‘80s and has been fascinated by humans her whole life. As UX lead, she shapes patients user experience at Caspar-Health. This has allowed her to work in the areas of behavior, psychology, information architecture, and systems, while researching, conducting workshops, designing and testing within her chosen field: health.

!!Please register here to confirm your attendance!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekjv7xfdqO-74L6E9QzP7-xBA2y8SkEGFMp_7nnervfqUFHg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Let us know in the comments section if you'd like to present your talk :)


If you would like to speak at A11y Meetup Berlin we will be glad to receive your talk proposal https://a11y-meetup-berlin.de/submit.html

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