LWS 15 May 2017 – #lwsA11y17a

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When and where: Monday 24th April 2017, 6:30pm @ Sainsbury’s (see map below).

“SVG accessibility” – by Léonie Watson

This talk will trace the evolution of SVG accessibility from SVG 1.0 through to the forthcoming SVG 2.0 standard and the new ARIA Graphics module. It will examine the current state of browser and assistive technology support for accessible SVG, including core features like interactivity, structure and semantics. Throughout the talk there will be practical demonstrations of techniques for creating accessible content with native SVG elements and attributes, and enhancing SVG accessibility with ARIA and CSS.

About Léonie (@LeonieWatson)

Léonie (AKA Tink) began using the internet in 1993, turned it into a web design career in 1997, and (despite losing her eyesight along the way) has been enjoying herself thoroughly ever since.

Léonie is Communications director and Principal engineer at The Paciello Group (TPG), and also works with Government Digital Service (GDS) on the GOV.UK platform.

As a member of the W3C Advisory Board, and co-chair of the W3C Web Platform WG (working on specs like HTML5), Léonie is closely involved with the web standards community. She is frequently asked to talk about web standards and/or accessibility at conferences.

In her spare time Léonie blogs on tink.uk, writes for tech journals like Smashing magazine, SitePoint.com and Net magazine. She also loves cooking, dancing and drinking tequila (although not necessarily in that order).


“#SUX: Some Users’ Experience” – by by Billy Gregory

When UX doesn’t consider ALL users, shouldn’t it be known as “SOME Users’ Experience” or… #SUX? When we don’t consider all users, we only consider some. In this fun and informative talk, Billy Gregory will examine design trends and accepted best practices that fail to incorporate the needs to all users. When designs only cater to a particular user set, they are shortsighted and not inclusive.

In our race to be “sexy” and “modern” we forgot to be usable. For many users, this #SUX.

About Billy (@thebillygregory)

Gregory is a Senior Accessibility Engineer and Training Lead with The Paciello Group. In his spare time, Billy is active in the Accessibility Community as Co-Organizer of “A11yTO” which organizes Accessibility Camp Toronto and its monthly meet-up group.


Tickets available here until May 11, 2017 at 12pm:

Our Venue

33 Holborn
London EC1N 2HT

Nearest tube station: Chancery Lane

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Samsung Internet

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