The two-day online conference all about accessibility returns for the seventh year with a roster of accessibility experts from around the world.
Once again, I’m partnering with my friend Scott Williams, Web Accessibility Coordinator at the University of Michigan, to host a group meeting room for the live Accessibility Summit conference on September 6 and 7, 2016.
Organized by Environments for Humans, this year’s Accessibility Summit 2016 conference brings back popular speakers for the conference as well as introducing several new faces.
Thanks to sponsorships from the University of Michigan Libraries and the University of Michigan Office for Institutional Equity, our group meeting viewing in Ann Arbor is free for anyone to attend, but pre-registration is required.
If you’ve been wanting to:
- Learn how to include accessibility in your projects
- Build in accessibility from the ground up
- Find out about legal aspects of accessibility
- Learn about accessibility and performance
register for the conference.
Come for the full two-day event, or attend whatever sessions you want to attend.
Due to feedback from last year’s attendees, this year’s meeting room will be set up with tables, so bring your laptops/tablets.
The event is co-hosted by the University of Michigan Libraries, the University of Michigan Office for Institutional Equity, and Refresh Detroit.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
- 10:00am: PM-Led Accessibility by Robert Jolly, Accessibility-focused Project Manager
- 11:00am: Creating Accessibility Reports Designers & Developers Will Love by Paul Adams, Accessibility Evangelist at Deque
- Noon: Accessible Data Visualization with SVG by Doug Schepers, W3C Developer Relations Lead
- 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
- 2:00pm: Accessibility and Performance by Marcy Sutton, Senior Front-End Engineer at Deque Systems
- 3:00pm: Building In Accessibility from the Ground Up by Kevin Ball, Engineering Lead at ZURB
- 4:00pm: Buddhism and the Art of Accessibility by Matt May, Accessibility Evangelist at Adobe
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
- 10:00am: Keyboard Accessibility by Jared Smith, Accessibility Trainer for WebAIM
- 11:00am: Low Vision & Accessibility by Glenda Sims, Senior Accessibility Consultant
- Noon: Accessibility Resource Roundup by Sharron Rush, Executive Director of Knowbility
- 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
- 2:00pm: Accessibility in the Fifth Dimension by Elle Waters, Web Accessibility Evangelist at Simply Accessible
- 3:00pm: Accessible WordPress Content by Joseph O’Connor, Accessibility Consultant and WordPress Contributor
- 4:00pm: Digital Accessibility Legal Update by Lainey Feingold, Lawyer
- Arrive early to claim your seat and enjoy coffee and tea; the morning sessions begin promptly at 10:00AM. The room will be open shortly after 9:00am.
- Free wifi is available
- While the conference is free, attendees are responsible for their own lunch (one hour lunch break). Lunch is available from several restaurants within walking distance.
- This is an online conference with viewing only at the Gallery Room at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library in Ann Arbor
- We’ll have cookies and beverages in the afternoon
- Bring your laptop/tablet, pencil and paper if you want to take notes
Looking Forward to Another Great Accessibility Summit
Seven years of Accessibility Summits, and every year I learn something new. Thanks to conference organizers Christopher Schmitt and Ari Stiles for constantly changing up the topics and speakers!
Each year we see new faces at our group meeting room in Ann Arbor. It’s wonderful to meet designers, developers, content strategists, and project managers, all interesting in learning about and helping to spread awareness of web accessibility.
And though the majority of people come from the University of Michigan, we’ve had attendees from East Lansing, Toledo, Saginaw, and Detroit attend our events over the years.
We’ve sold out for the past few years, so be sure to register soon. Hope to see you in Ann Arbor at Accessibility Summit 2016!
Photo courtesy of Michael Stork, University of Michigan