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Upcoming Event

International Day of Disabled People Cabaret Show Presented by Disability Pride PA

Friday, December 3, 2021 8:00 PM ET

Entertainment

Join us for a virtual Cabaret Show featuring comedy, music, theater, dance, drag, and maybe even some burlesque in honor of International Day of Disabled People! ASL Interpreters and Closed Captions will be available; other accommodations available upon request.

Smashing Meets — Meets for All! Presented by Smashing Conference

Monday, December 6, 2021 8:00AM PDT

Accessibility, Demo, Learning

We have three amazing speakers for you. We’ll start with Google’s head of Accessiblity, Christopher Patnoe, who will talk about building accessible products. After that, Deque’s Harris Schneiderman will do a quick showcase of their Axe testing tool. We’ll end with Manuel Matuzović, who will remind us all not to focus on metrics only in an eye-opening talk. We open our virtual doors 30 minutes before we start on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 8am pdt 🌍 and we’ll finish around 11AM.

Session 2: Conducting UXR with People who have Invisible Differences Presented by Curiosity Tank, Slack and Meryl Evans

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:00am PST

Accessibility, Learning

Invisible differences – such as sensory, learning, and cognitive – are part of a spectrum of experiences for which there’s no singular solution for accommodation. So how can user experience research practices aim for accessibility for all? 

Join us to discuss important strategies for conducting user research with people who have a spectrum of invisible differences. There are no one-size-fits-all accommodations, but experts Meryl Evans and Nikki Nolan share their best practices for both living with their own invisible disabilities and working with this important population. Curiosity Tank founder and UX researcher and educator Michele Ronsen leads the discussion.

Website Accessibility 101 Presented by Monsido

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 AM PT

Accessibility

Website accessibility continues to be one of the forefront of digital optimizations that organizations need to tackle. In this webinar, the Monsido Team will break down the basics of website accessibility, and help you understand why now is the right time for you to prioritize it within your organization, as well as why it's the right investment for your website strategy in 2022.

The State of Accessibility Report Findings Presented by Diamond

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Accessibility, Learning

Each year Diamond issues the State of Accessibility Report (SOAR). The report looks at the current status of digital accessibility across companies and industries to gauge progress. Using data from previous years as a baseline, the report provides a snapshot into whether digital accessibility efforts are moving in the right direction. Join Diamond's Accessibility Team to discuss this year's findings, including data that has never been analyzed before.

A11yVR Adapting VR Games for People with Disabilities Presented by Greg Bednarski

Thursday, December 9, 2021 12/09/2021

Accessibility, Meet Up

Greg Bednarski will present adaptation methods that make virtual reality more accessible.

Session 3: Conducting UXR with People who have Limited Mobility Presented by Curiosity Tank and Talon

Monday, January 10, 2022 4:00pm PST

Accessibility, Learning

Mobility issues affect all kinds of consumers and workers — even those with desk jobs. In this session Ryan Hileman, who developed Talon, joins Curiosity Tank founder Michele Ronsen to discuss his own struggles with mobility and the hands-free computer input solution he developed so he and others could continue to access today’s technology.

Broke with Accessible Taste: Understanding the Economics of Digital Access in US Presented by Crystal Preston Watson

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:00 PM CST

Accessibility, Meet Up

Conversations about digital accessibility are predominantly centered on the technical and monetary expenses of implementation in products and applications. Missing from these conversations are socioeconomic factors faced by people with disabilities that can be significant blockers to digital access more than any design or technical inaccessibility. In this talk, we will dive into learning about the economic realities of disability in America and the repercussions of overlooking those realities in digital access.

A Voice For Virtual Reality: The Advocate's Role Presented by Heather Bucalos, RN

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:00 PM CST

Advocacy

How anyone can advocate for virtual reality use in healthcare? How can they go about doing it in simple ways? Heather will cover how the advocate of VR for healthcare can do the following: - Identify uses for VR in different healthcare settings. - Find solutions by identifying barriers to use. - How to increase the accessibility of VR for patient / healthcare use.

axe-con Presented by Deque

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Accessibility, DEI, Advocacy, Legal, Conference, Demo, Networking, Learning, Entertainment

Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Registration is free. Join us for this three-day, multi-track conference to help further your digital accessibility efforts. Hear from the top experts in the field, for your area of interest with none of the noise. Presenters include: Seth Godin, Entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker; Liz Jackson, Speaker and founding member of the Disabled List; Preety Kumar. Founder and CEO at Deque. Register for free at www.deque.com/axe-con

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Recent Events

A11yNYC Accessible Tourism: How Travel Can Be Accessible for All
Presented by José Bourdain

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Accessibility, Learning

National Ability Summit
Presented by National Ability Summit

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Accessibility, Advocacy, Conference

Sight Tech Global

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Accessibility, DEI, Advocacy, Conference, Learning

Shattering Assumptions About Deafness
Presented by Meryl Evans

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Accessibility

Knowbility's A11y Office Hours Episode 3: AMA with Eric Eggert
Presented by Knowbility

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Accessibility, Learning

Digital Accessibility by Design
Presented by essential Accessibility

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Accessibility

Accessibility in the Enterprise
Presented by Diamond

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Accessibility, Learning

Session 1: Conducting UXR with People who have Visual Impairments
Presented by Curiosity Tank and Fable

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Accessibility, Learning

Paradigm Shifts in Interacting With Virtual Environments: A Focus on Deaf People
Presented by Prof. Wendy Dannels

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Accessibility

How to Improve Digital Accessibility While Reducing Legal Risk
Presented by 3Play Media

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Accessibility, Legal

Usability of Our Online World: Accessibility, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Presented by TTC Global + UsableNet

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Accessibility, DEI, Learning

Diversability Unplugged: Disability and Sexuality
Presented by Diversability

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Accessibility, Workshop, Learning

Accessible SVGs: Pattern, Color Contrast, and Motion Considerations
Presented by A11yNYC - Accessibility New York City

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Accessibility

Conscious disability inclusion strategies for DE&I and HR leaders
Presented by TextHelp with Next Plc, Cundall and Adjust Services

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Advocacy

Photo Metadata Conference: Accessibility, Interoperability and Authenticity
Presented by the IPTC

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Accessibility, Advocacy, Conference

The Hidden Danger of SaaS: ADA Digital Compliance
Presented by eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Disability:In

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Accessibility, Advocacy, Legal

Crip Camp Community Screening
Presented by Knowbility, Inc.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Advocacy, Meet Up, Entertainment

Making the Invisible, Visible
Presented by Jennifer Brown Consulting

Monday, October 25, 2021

DEI, Advocacy

Your 8 step plan to accessible and inclusive websites
Presented by DWP & Texthelp

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Accessibility, Learning

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Tech: History, Growth & Next Steps
Presented by HubSpot's LGBTQ+ Alliance ERG

Thursday, October 21, 2021

DEI, Advocacy