#devto 28 – Accessibility 101: Beat the Tsunami with a Wave & 10 tips in 10 minutes

Summer’s come to a close and #devto’s taking YOU to school! We’ve got a Web Accessibility 101 Night happening September 30th – 6:30 at Achievers in Liberty Village! We’ve returned to our old stomping grounds for this momentus scholastic return!

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10 tips in 10 minutes – Bill Gregory

“But what can we do right NOW?” Every developer new to accessibility asks this question at some point. Billy Gregory will offer developers new to accessibility 10 “Day 1″ tips they can use immediately to improve the accessibility of their work.

Billy Gregory is an accessibility professional and Sr. Accessibility Engineer with The Paciello Group. As a former front-end developer, Billy can relate to many of the challenges and apprehension faced by developers who are new to accessibility. He enjoys working with developers of all levels of experience to strengthen their skills and understanding of accessibility. Billy is active in the Accessibility Community as an advocate, practitioner, and public speaker.




Beat the Tsunami – Patrick Dunphy

Patrick’s goal for this session is to help demystify accessibility by demonstrating easy to use testing tools that anyone can leverage and start using immediately.

Like most developers, Patrick remembers well the questions he faced during his first forays into accessibility. Developing interfaces since ’99 and working specifically with Digital Accessibility since 2007, he’s learned firsthand that with proper awareness & planning, accessibility does not have to be complicated.


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