2020 Talks

This page has information on the 9 talks at this year's camp which will give you a feel of what to expect during the day. The schedule is now live.

Track A

Your Digital Inclusion Quick Start: Understanding ARIA, WCAG, HTML, and Other Scary Accessibility Acronyms

Web accessibility can be overwhelming and confusing. Guidelines and accessibility techniques can be difficult to understand and even more difficult to implement and test. This session will help you know where to start and what is most important in your accessibility efforts.

Hosted by: Jared Smith

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W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3 First Draft - What to look for

Members of the Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup group (A11yBay) provided some of the input that shaped this first draft of WCAG 3. Get a tour, ask your questions, and give some feedback on what you like and what you don't.

Hosted by: Jeanne Spellman

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Web Components and Accessibility

Web components are a new set of standards that allow developers to write their own fully encapsulated, interactive HTML elements. This talk will outline what web components are and discuss how they could make the web more usable for everyone.

Hosted by: Lee White

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Track B

How AI and Analytics Should Be Redesigned to Include People with Disabilities

AI already affects Samuel Proulx's life in many positive ways - for example, search recommendations are far more accurate, and he can find products that he wants to use. But as a person with a disability, blind from birth, AI and algorithms also pose specific challenges. For example, algorithms are not often open or reproducible. As well, people with disabilities are not usually part of AI training data. What might be some of the negative consequences of that? Join this session to explore how to be ready and aware of people with disabilities in AI product development.

Hosted by: Samuel Proulx

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Intersectional Disability

Too often discussions and depictions of people with disabilities implicitly represent a small percentage. Through exploring disability prevalence in marginalized communities, we can begin a new conversation around inclusion. Convert the discussion into action by exploring the top accessibility issues most websites face.

Hosted by: Santina Croniser

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Accessibility Is Dead

Abstract: No, accessibility isn't actually dead. It’s just evolving into inclusive design. And it’s about time. That’s because we shouldn’t be applying Band Aids to fix poor design decisions. Our experiences should be available to everyone, of all abilities and demographics. By the time this talk ends, you’ll know exactly what inclusive design is, how it’s shaping the future of design, and how it applies to your work, no matter what you do.

Hosted by: Vince Abbate

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Track C

How To Move Beyond WCAG and towards Authentic Digital Inclusion

Authentic digital inclusion is more than standards compliance. Join the American Foundation for the Blind and Kalamuna to discuss how organizations benefit from agile, usability-centric policies and processes in design and development. Plus, a demo.

Hosted by: Andrew Mallis, Crispin Bailey, William Reuschel and Darren Burton

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Climbing the Accessibility Mountain: One Adobe Team’s Journey towards Building a More Inclusive Product

This is a story about the accessibility journey that the Adobe Audience Manager team has been on and what we’ve learned so far. From developing an accessibility roadmap that balances customer needs with feature enhancements, to creating a systematic process that addresses governance and remediation while cultivating a culture of ownership around inclusion, we’ll go deep with stories and practical examples.

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Accessibility During The Time of COVID-19

In early 2020 the world went through a sudden and dramatic shift to conducting major portions of our lives remotely. We were now required to be online for work, school, health, commerce, and even basic social interactions. This shift was harder for some groups in society than others. Even before COVID-19, people with disabilities faced technology barriers every day. The sudden shift to requiring technology to participate in daily life has left many people behind because their needs were never considered. Some basic strategies can help ensure that the digital infrastructure we all must use every day is universally inclusive.

Hosted by: Lucy Greco

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