Want to improve your inclusive design and accessibility knowledge? For free?
You’ll want to set aside time this week for Inclusive Design 24 (ID24), the free 24-hour online accessibility event on June 9, 2017.
Returning for the fourth year, Inclusive Design 24 is focused entirely on accessibility and how you can ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the web.
This year’s focus is leveling up:
…taking your skills and knowledge beyond the basics and beyond compliance.
Whether you’re a beginner, executive, designer, developer, writer, project manager, anyone who creates content or code for the web, you’ll found an accessibility topic to interest you.
About Inclusive Design 24
Inclusive Design 24 is sponsored by accessibility consulting firm The Paciello Group. Webinars will be livestreamed on YouTube and live chat is available during each session.
I’m thrilled that real-time captions will be provided for each session!
The event starts at midnight with the first of 24 one-hour live online talks presented by accessibility professionals from around the world.
Make sure you don’t miss out on your favorite session, check the countdown clock to convert session times to your time zone.
If you’re in the Eastern Daylight Savings Time Zone like me, that’s on June 8, 2017.
Cordelia McGee-Tubb kicks off the first webinar with a talk on accessible comics and how comics ignore people with visual impairments.
She’ll discuss how we can make comics something everyone can enjoy and offer new methods for creating non-visual comics.
In addition, you’ll find talks on:
- Inclusive Design Principles
- SVG Accessibility
- Accessible Games
- Rethinking Color and Contrast
- 2017 Design Trends and Their Impact on Accessibility
and many more. Mark you calendar with the sessions you want to attend.
Inclusive Design 24 Schedule
The schedule has been posted as YouTube playlist. Or if you’d rather, here’s the list of the 24 sessions (as of June 5, 2017 at 1pm Eastern Time, schedule may change):
- Accessible Comics! presented by Cordelia McGee-Tubb
- Designing for Inclusion with Media Queries, presented by Eric Bailey
- Practical Accessibility Assessment: Getting past compliance testing, presented by Jason Kiss
- Friction that Fits – Unlocking Universal Fun, presented by Bryce Johnson
- Creating Accessible “Floating” Labels, presented by Russ Weakly
- ARIA Serious?, presented by Eric Eggert
- SVG Accessibility, presented by Chaals McCathie Nevile
- From Technical Conformance to User-Centred design in the Australian Government, presented by Andrew Arch
- Inclusive Design Principles, presented by Henny Swan
- Frenchies, Trains and Web Accessibility, presented by Florian Sanders
- Accessibility is Dead. Long Live Usability, presented by Johan Huijkman
- Accessible Smart Cities: The Way Forward, presented by Shwetank Dixit
- Democratising Knowledge, presented by Nidhi Arora
- Designing Accessible Web Content for Older Users, presented by Makoto Ueki
- Making Accessible Games at the BBC, presented by Suzanne Clarke
- Go Hack Yourself, presented by Molly Ford-Williams
- Rethinking Color and Contrast, presented by Jared Smith
- Scaling Accessibility Improvements with Tools and Process at Facebook, presented by Jesse Beach
- 52 Usability Studies in a CSUN booth, presented by Cynthia Shelly
- What is Compliance? Using the Law to Frame Accessibility as a Civil Right, presented by Lainey Feingold
- Enhancing Technology Through Inclusive UX Research, presented by Jennifer Krul and Janna Cameron
- Thinking Beyond Described Video with Integrated Described Video (IDV), presented by Chris O’Brien
- ARIA 51, When a Powerful Standard is Used Wrong, presented by Birkir Gunnarsson
- 2017 Design Trends and Their Impact on Accessibility, presented by Denis Boudreau
Inclusive Design 24 is an excellent (and free!) way for you and your coworkers to learn about accessibility from experts.
I’ve attended the past three Inclusive Design 24 events and I can tell you I’ve walked away with all kinds of useful accessibility information to apply in my client projects.
While not everyone has 24 hours to watch all the sessions, attending a few sessions will go far toward improving your inclusive design knowledge. And you’ll have access to the recordings after the event is over.
In addition, you’ll have the chance to connect with other web professionals via the live chat as well as on Twitter using the #ID24 hashtag.
I have sessions 1, 2, 12, 15, 21, 22 , and 24 marked on my calendar; depending on my projects, I may attend more. Hope you’ll join me later this week at ID24!