Accessibility Event Spotlight: #a11yTO 2023

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Accessibility Event Spotlight: #a11yTO 2023

#a11yTO is an annual conference with workshops and in-person meet-ups to share information and strategies for improving digital accessibility.

Oct 13, 2023

Established in 2017 by the A11Y Project, a community-driven initiative designed to make digital accessibility easier for all, #a11yTO is an annual event held in Toronto, Canada that offers a range of educational opportunities and in-person conferences focused on inclusion strategies and digital accessibility.

The event is open to people of all abilities and experience levels, from those who are just curious about accessibility, to experts in the field looking to learn and share valuable information.

#a11yTO will be held both virtually and in-person from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20 at Microsoft in the CIBC Square 81 Bay St. Toronto, ON from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event is proudly sponsored by some of the most recognized organizations inside and outside of Canada, including AbleDocs, Deque Systems, Accessibility Partners Canada, CBC, EY, eBay, Assistiv Labs, and Microsoft.

Tickets are still available; be sure to register today.  

Curated Accessibility Conferences & In-Person Workshops 

#a11yTO actively promotes digital inclusion for the design and development communities with regular meetups, an annual camp, and a selection of educational conferences. 

Learn more about this year’s speakers:

  • Makoto Ueki, serves as a Web Accessibility Consultant in Japan who has contributed to the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) Working Group and W3C AG (Accessibility Guidelines) Working Group. He is currently working on the WCAG 3 as a web accessibility expert, and will host this year's conference.
  • Karl Groves boasts more than a decade of experience in IT consulting for some of the biggest companies in the world, and he’s cited in nearly a dozen books and used on curricula in Human-Computer Interaction across the globe. 
  • Joe Humbert is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility and has a Master of Education in Special Education from Purdue University. 

Sign up for #a11yTO today to join the conversation and get started learning all about how to improve your digital inclusion and accessibility strategies!

Written by Daine Taylor

Daine Taylor is an Inbound Content Developer at Hypha Hubspot Development.

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