To celebrate the fifth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a worldwide event to raise awareness of digital accessibility, The Paciello Group is hosting a free online event on all things accessibility.
Inclusive Design 24 consists of 24 one-hour webinars. Sessions range from beginner to advanced.
There’s an accessibility topic for anyone who works on the web, whether you’re an executive, designer, developer, project manager, content strategist, or end user.
The event will be livestreamed on YouTube, via Google Hangouts and begins on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
For people living Eastern Daylight Savings Time Zone of the United States, that’s tonight.
About the Sessions
My friend Molly Holzschlag kicks off the first webinar with a talk about hidden disabilities, people who have disabilities that are significant, but appear “normal.”
She’ll share stories about people adapting and thriving in leading full lives, when given the opportunity.
You’ll find talks on:
- Web applications
- Accessibility testing
- Project management
- Design, and more
Include 24 Schedule
Here’s the YouTube playlist for the event. Of if you’d rather, check out the schedule that follows (as of ):
- Behind the Mask: The Experience of Hidden Disability, presented by Molly Holzschlag
- Style Is Substance, presented by Amelia Bellamy-Royds
- In gaming – some things should be easy, some should be challenging, everything should be inclusive, presented by Bryce Johnson
- Lessons learnt from building accessible complex web apps, presented by Sarah Pulis
- Accessibility Testing or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore WCAG, presented by Luis Garcia
- PM-led Accessibility: Shepherding project teams into accessible design and development, presented by Robert Jolly
- What is this thing, and what does it do?, presented by Michiel Bijl
- Get started with accessibility – And get others started too, presented by Shadi Abou-Zahra
- The Web Accessibility Basics, presented by Marco Zehe
- Supporting the Development of Accessible Websites, presented by David Swallow
- Building Accessible Web Components, presented by Russ Weakley
- Fringe a11y (Techniques That Shouldn’t Be), presented by Adrian Roselli
- Close Encounters of an Inclusive Design: A Case Study Introducing IDX into One Company & Process, presented by Julie Lane
- How to Use WCAG for Mobile Accessibility, presented by Jeanne Spellman and Kathy Wahlbin
- WCAG “Next”, presented by Makoto Ueki
- Pixels, Plows & Prescriptions: The Future of Wellness, presented by Kel Smith
- What’s Law Got to Do with It? Role of Law in Developing an Accessible, Usable Digital World, presented by Lainey Feingold
- To be arranged
- Accessible UX: Going beyond WCAG, presented by Jon Gibbins
- V&L ID24 Hangout Viking & Lumberjack, presented by
- Changing Tides: 2015’s Games Industry Accessibility Advancements, presented by Ian Hamilton
- Embracing Plain Language for Better Accessibility, presented by Ashley Bischoff
- Accessibility Gives Usability a Boost, presented by Marc Cajolet
- Making sure your PDF/UA PDF is actually PDFUA, presented by Jon Metz
Is Attending Inclusive Design 24 Worth My Time?
Yes! I know you many of you may not be able to watch the full 24 hours of Inclusive Design 24 (hey, I need to get some sleep before hosting Global Accessibility Awareness Day event in Detroit tomorrow).
Inclusive Design 24 is an easy way for you and your team to learn about accessibility from well-respected experts. Watching one or more sessions will help you better understand accessibility and what your role can be to make the web usable by everyone.
You’ll get to connect with other web professionals as well as people working in, or advocating for, web accessibility.
I’m recommending the sessions to anyone who works on the web.