Accessibility Event Spotlight: axe-con 2023

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Accessibility Event Spotlight: axe-con 2023

axe-con is a free virtual conference focused on building, testing and maintaining accessible digital experiences, and welcomes developers, designers, business users and accessibility professionals of all experience levels

Mar 13, 2023

Web accessibility software and services company Deque Systems is hosting the 2023 axe-con Digital Accessibility Conference on March 15 and 16 highlighting the importance of digital accessibility and covering a wide range of related issues—from design and development to testing, legal concerns, and much more.

Recognized as the world’s largest annual digital accessibility conference, axe-con 2023 runs Wednesday, March 15 through Thursday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Registration is free online!

This year’s conference features case studies from enterprise organizations about their large-scale digital accessibility efforts, as well as a series of interactive panel discussions and sessions regarding best practices and updates on emerging technologies hosted by accessibility experts from around the world.

Topics are organized into five main categories:

All sessions are recorded and feature live captioning and ASL. Attendance also counts toward certification credits.

Event sponsors include InclusionHub Founding Partner Fable, a leading accessibility testing platform powered by people with disabilities; as well as Adobe, Walmart, GitHub, Articulate, Apex Covantage, AbilityNet, and Workplace Accessibility Group (WAG).

Digital Accessibility Experts

Deque Systems Chief Information Accessibility Officer Glenda Sims and Vice President & Chief Program Architect Greg Williams launch this year’s event with a pre-conference welcome on March 15 at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Throughout its two days, axe-con 2023 features accessibility specialists from some of the world’s largest tech firms—including Google, Meta, Adobe, and Microsoft—as well as advocacy organizations spanning the globe.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Shebanek, Head of Accessibility, Meta - A leader establishing accessibility programs for some of the world’s largest technology companies, Shebanek shares best practices and lessons learned along the way.

Expo Visitor passes also include 20-minute interpreting services. Accommodation requests are first-come, first-served time slots.

Learn more about the 2023 axe-con Digital Accessibility Conference by checking out this year’s agenda and speaker roster. Free registration can be completed online. Contact Deque Systems for additional information. Event sponsor Fable’s Accessibility Evangelist Sam Proulx is the host of The InclusionHub Podcast, which has featured axe-con speaker Jutta Treviranus as a guest on several episodes. Check out the podcast!

Written by Regina Jankowski

Regina Jankowski is a Senior Inbound Content Developer at Hypha HubSpot Development.

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