Last week I hosted Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Detroit 2017, along with my Refresh Detroit co-organizer Nick DeNardis and Ladies That UX Detroit founder Emily Bowman.
We had a great turnout for our fourth annual GAAD Detroit event, where Caitlin Geier and Matt Isner presented talks on usability and testing for accessibility.
Resources and Links
Many accessibility resources were shared during the event. Here are a few of the resources, along with links to the presentation slides:
- Global Accessibility Awareness Day
- Caitlin Geier’s Design Before Code slides
- Matt Isner’s Introduction to aXe slides
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
- Nielsen’s 10 Usability Heuristics
- NoCoffee Chrome extension
- aXe accessibiity testing tool
- aXe Chrome extension
- aXe Firefox extension
- Basic Screen Reader Commands for Accessibility Testing
- Tips for Getting Started with Accessibility
Thanks to Sponsors
Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit would not happen without the financial support of our sponsors. Thank you to our event sponsor, Deque for returning for the second year to sponsor our event.
Save the Date
If you’re in the Michigan or northwest Ohio area, save the date for next year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit on May 17, 2018.
Our Next Refresh Detroit Meetup
You’re invited to join us at our June event, Google Analytics Workshop on June 22, 2017, when Nick DeNardis will explore how to track user experiences in Google Analytics. Register today!
Keep the Conversation Going
Although Global Accessibility Awareness Day is over, let’s keep the conversation going about web accessibility.
Whether you attended our Detroit event, another in-person event, spent an hour not using your computer mouse, or attended an online workshop, share what you learned with people you work with, your blog readers, and others.
Lets make the web accessible to everyone!