Keynote by Léonie Watson: There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye

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For April's talks we are delighted to be joined by Léonie Watson who will be talking accessibility mechanics and their impact on performance.


18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Léonie's presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A


There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye

What does performance look like when you can't see the screen? The browser does more with the DOM than visually render content. It presents an accessibility tree that's queried using platform accessibility APIs. Different browser processing models mean that Assistive Technologies (AT) are changing the way they obtain accessibility information, but is that having an impact on performance, and what happens when we introduce a JavaScript accessibility API into the equation?


About the Speaker: Léonie Watson

Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee. Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design. She is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP).


Attendance is free for registered delegates, and you can register here:

WHAT: Keynote by Léonie Watson: There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye

WHEN: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

WHERE: Skills Matter, CodeNode