19 May 2014 – Accessibility month (#lwsJawas)

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General release tickets are available from this page on Wednesday, 14 May 1pm.

Join us on our next event on Monday, May 19 at 6:30pm at our lovely new venue at ASOS.

Venue

ASOS
Greater London House
Hampstead Road
London
NW1 7FB

Nearest tube station: Mornington Crescent.

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

“Web accessibility for screen reader users” by Paul Sandwell

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10f6l0hFeOy1igdmGzNHkCzKcXJ-IOszQ-ZpytuO5gEE/edit?usp=sharing

The past decade has seen huge advancements in web assistive technologies, paving the way to a more accessible web. However a more accessible web demands more accessible websites, and let’s face it, lack of understanding means that web accessibility is still being left behind as an afterthought. This poses the risk of excluding potential visitors and customers. Paul explores screen readers, how they’re used, and simple considerations that can be made to help make sites more accessible.

About Paul, @PeaSandwell

Paul works as a lead front-end developer for HeathWallace Ltd, a digital agency based in Reading, where he primarily works on websites for major banks. The high demand for passing WCAG 2.0 has sparked a keen interest in web accessibility and now he strives to spread the message as much as possible. When he’s not creating websites, Paul is probably trying out a new restaurant or looking after his pet budgies.

“What role does your content play?” by Dave Letorey

Slides: http://presentations.squiz.co.uk/content-role#/

We all know that Accessibility is important, right? So why are so many websites, not caring about it? Dave explains what are the benefits and how best to use WAI-ARIA roles.

About Dave, @dletorey

This is Dave, you all know Dave, he’s been one of the London Web Standards organisers since 2010. He also works at Squiz as a Technical Trainer. His interests include Dancing in fields and wearing hats.

Get your free ticket

Get your ticket here: http://lwsjawas.eventbrite.co.uk.
Pre-Release tickets will be available on Tuesday 13 May from 1pm.
General release tickets will be available from Wednesday 14 May from 1pm.

Venue

The event will be held at ASOS.

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ASOS
Greater London House
Hampstead Road
London
NW1 7FB

Nearest tube station: Mornington Crescent.

 

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