FOSDEM is a free event for developers of free and open software, held in Brussels each year. With 30 tracks to choose from, it’s an intense two days of ideas, knowledge and collaboration.
Accessibility Toronto has started a series this year where its members will be able to get (re)introduced to accessibility. Its first meet-up of the year offered two 20 minute talks, one a brief overview of accessibility and the other a discussion of how to implement accessibility as a practice. I presented the second talk. I […]
Over 8 years ago the US Access Board received a final report from an advisory committee focused on refreshing the accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This was commonly referred to as the “Section 508 Refresh”. Today we can finally call this important milestone complete and look forward to process and innovation in […]
As accessibility consultants we regularly encounter ways that technology prevents people with disabilities from participating successfully, in employment, education, and in everyday life. We are delivering a new workshop on what we call “People First Design,” exploring practical ways to improve digital product and services by focusing UX efforts on people with disabilities.
My colleague Adrian Roselli and I recently joined the W3C Web of Things (WoT) Interest Group, so I thought I should provide a summary of what we mean when we talk about the “web of things” and the implications, as well as opportunities, for accessibility. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the subject […]