Past Meetup

Suz Hinton on Accessible images (AIMS)

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Two Sigma

101 Ave. of the Americas, 23rd Fl. J · New York

How to find us

Cross Streets: Watt and Grand. Note: Please make sure you’re signed-up for the meetup, including your first and last name. Without this info you won’t be allowed into the building by security.

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Details

We're happy to host Suz Hinton, open-source hardware developer and cloud developer advocate at Microsoft, presenting on Accessible images (AIMS): a model to build self-describing images for assisting screen reader users (http://bit.ly/2CZci4Y) by Ab Shaqoor Nengroo and K. S. Kuppusamy.

Talk

In my latest experimentations in 'Guerilla Accessibility,' I stumbled upon this paper a mere two weeks after publication and was excited about the explorations in it. The ideas built upon an unlikely hero of the anti-surveillance field delighted me. There are wide implementation gaps that remain unaddressed in this paper, and I took liberty on these when implementing the algorithms. I'll be sharing both the triumphs and pitfalls of this proposed technique of improving the accessibility of online web content.

Bio

Suz Hinton (http://noopkat.com/) (@noopkat (https://twitter.com/noopkat)) works in developer relations at Microsoft. Prior to her current role, Suz was a senior front-end developer at companies such as Kickstarter and Zappos. She’s an avid open source contributor, working in robotics, accessibility, and creative coding. She enjoys implementing hardware drivers in high level languages just because she can.

Details

Doors open at 6:30 pm; the presentations will begin right around 7:00 pm; and, yes, there will be refreshments of all kinds and pizza.

You'll have to check-in with security with your Name/ID. Definitely sign-up if you’re going to attend–unfortunately people whose names aren’t entered into the security system in advance won’t be allowed in.

After Suz's presentation, we will open up the floor to discussion and questions.

We hope that you'll read some of the papers and references before the meetup, but don't stress if you can't. If you have any questions, thoughts, or related information, please visit #pwlnyc (https://paperswelove.slack.com/messages/pwlnyc/) on slack (http://papersweloveslack.herokuapp.com/), our GitHub repository (https://github.com/papers-we-love/papers-we-love), or add to the discussion on this event's thread.

Additionally, if you have any papers you want to add to the repository above (papers that you love!), please send us a pull request (https://github.com/papers-we-love/papers-we-love/pulls). Also, if you have any ideas/questions about this meetup or the Papers-We-Love org, just open up an issue.

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