GRWebDev Presents Ellen Doornbos: HTML + A11y


Get ready. You're about to embark on a crash course in Web Accessibility (or "a11y" for short). Web Accessibility means building websites that work equally for people with disabilities. HTML can make or break a website's accessibility - it's the backbone of the internet, and Assistive Technology (AT) needs well-structured markup in order to work correctly. This talk is geared for developers, and our guiding question will be: What are some practical things we can do today to make the internet a better place for people with disabilities? Along the way, prepare to be reacquainted with your old BFF, HTML.

Ellen Doornbos is a Web Developer and Certified Professional of Accessibility Core Competencies. She's been building and migrating Drupal sites since 2017, and currently works with a team of Enterprise Drupal & Wordpress experts known as Hook 42. When she's not coding, you can find her stomping around her garden, chasing her cat, or learning a new craft.

This month's meetup is graciously sponsored by Hook 42. Hook 42 is a full-service Drupal and Wordpress development agency based in San Francisco. User experience, design, custom builds, SEO, multilingual, a11y, content strategy... the team at Hook 42 does all of this and so much more. Check out their services - and the faces behind the magic - at

6:15pm - 6:30pm ... Networking / Social / Pizza
6:30pm - 6:45pm ... Introduction
6:45pm - 7:30pm ... Presentation
7:30pm - 7:45pm ... Q&A
7:45pm ... Conclusion