Global Accessibility Awareness day workshop


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 ( (which is on Thursday, May[masked]).

About the workshop

In this accessibility-themed workshop, we’ll learn how we can make our sites work for more humans, on more devices and browsers, under more conditions.

We're going to get hands-on with lots of practical exercises and tutorials geared towards making our own stuff more accessible, so be sure to bring your laptop, you'll need it! We’ll look at ways of testing our sites, of having better conversations about them, and will be giving and receiving high fives. :)

About you

You're interested in making your web stuff work for more people. You should be familiar with HTML and CSS. A little knowledge of JavaScript will be useful, but isn't required. If you have one, bring your laptop, charger, and a pair of headphones.

🛸 Facilitators

👽 Steve Barnett is a front-end developer and user experience consultant. He loves applying user-centered design principles to front-end development. That means he designs and develops sites and web apps in a future friendly way: with an eye towards inclusive design, accessibility, and performance.

👽 During the work week Danielle Eriksen is the lone frontend developer and budding conversational UI/UX expert for Atura, an automated chatbot based assistance platform. In her spare time, she enjoys making things with lego, brewing beer and being a cat lap. She also tries to help and encourage peeps to talk and share their experiences/knowledge in the Front-end scene.

🏡 The Venue

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.

📜 The Fineprint

CTFEDs' Code of Conduct is here: We're serious about offering a warm, inclusive, safe space to learn. :)