While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted meetup events around the world, it’s wonderful to see groups like Accessibility New York City and Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design transition to hosting virtual-only events.
I personally know that both group organizers are well-versed in offering livestreamed events; I’ve attended several of their events over the past few years.
One upcoming event I’m looking forward to is Accessibility New York City’s July meetup when they host Sarah Pulis speaking on Using Task-Oriented Walk Throughs for Accessibility Reviews.
The presentation will be held on July 14, 2020. Read on to learn more about the talk and presenter.
Using Task-Oriented Walk Throughs for Accessibility Reviews
If you’ve ever conducted an accessibility review using a keyboard, you’ve likely asked questions like:
- Can you use the keyboard to access all the content?
- Is keyboard navigation in a logical order?
- Can you see focus? Is focus visually apparent and consistent?
But have you asked whether the task can be completed easily? With minimal effort?
In her talk, Sarah Pulis will guide you through the steps to conduct task-oriented walk throughs, by adopting personas with different user needs.
You’ll learn how to complete key tasks as if you were the user.
In addition, Pulis will demonstrate how task-oriented walk throughs are equally useful during design to avoid potential issues before usability testing.
Sarah Pulis is director of accessibility services and co-founder of Intopia, the largest digital accessibility consultancy in Australia and New Zealand.
She regularly presents on digital accessibility in Australia and internationally and participates in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative.
Pulis is also founder of A11y Bytes and A11Y Camp as well as an organizer for the Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetup.
Meetup Information and Registration
The event is Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm Eastern Time (time zone conversion).
Note: the event is free, but pre-registration is requested.
This looks to be a popular meetup! When I registered this morning, 50 people had already signed up.
See You There!
From my past experiences, I can tell you the Accessibility New York City meetups are excellent events. I always walk away with new information or strategies to use on my next project.
And I usually get to know another accessibility advocate or web designer through the online chat.
I’m looking forward to attending the meetup and I hope you’ll join me.
See you at the meetup on July 14th!