Meetup #4


Beyond translations — technical, logistical and cultural constraints of an international online shop

Matthias Kentzia (Product Manager, Project A)

Going international can reap huge financial benefits for a company. But internationalising your product is not as simple as just translating a couple of texts. In order to make it accessible, you need to localise the entire experience. In this talk, we’ll be looking at a case-study to explore some of the less obvious requirements of an internationalisation project.

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Meetup #3


Da Vinci KeyCode — Keyboard navigation in the age of the touch screens

Develoger (Front-end Developer, Smava)

Mass consumption of the Internet started with a click. At least that is true for the lucky majority of the population who either have no issues with their eye sight or just don't like to use the keyboard. Remaining people depend, or are just in love with pressing keys. This talk is not about their struggle, it's about how-to implement the inclusion on the tech level.


Accessibility — Designing for the real world

Hugo Giraudel (Front-end developer, accessibility advocate, author, speaker, N26)

We all know that accessibility should be baked in all our projects. But what is it even? This topic is so wide that it is sometimes hard to grasp. We’ll take the amazing opportunity to meet on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day to discuss how accessibility blends into inclusive design, and what it means to design for all people.


Testing Accessibility with a Screen Reader

Sergei Kriger (Front-end developer, SinnerSchrader)

Screen reader is the most popular tool used by people with visual impairments to browse the web. As a rule screen readers have a quite high learning curve due to their complexity and different (non-visual) approach of getting information. In this presentation you will figure out best practices of navigating web pages with a screen reader, learn how to use those practices for accessibility testing on both Mac OS and Windows and understand how to avoid the most common pitfalls when getting started using a screen reader.


Meetup #2


Better development strategy for web accessibility – an overview of the available tools

Radimir Bitsov (Front-end Engineer, Project A)

With an increasing awareness of the accessibility and inclusivity importance comes the responsibility of defining a better design and development strategy for creating accessible websites and apps. Fortunately, there are tools that can help us improve the quality of our projects in terms of web accessibility. In this talk, Radimir will present in details some of the available options and their use cases.

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Meetup #1

Talks – Mapping the accessibility of places with the help of people and technology

Svenja Heinecke & Sebastian Felix Zappe

Since Wheelmap was launched in 2010, a mapping crowd consisting of thousands of people from all over the world has contributed more than 830,000 ratings on the wheelchair accessibility of public places. Facing the demands of keeping a simple UX design, sorting a jungle of data licenses and data sources and eyeing the ultimate goal of “disability mainstreaming”, the Wheelmap team has started the project “Accessibility Cloud”. With this new infrastructure, we are exploring new solutions for creating a bigger impact for accessibility mapping outcomes. Svenja and Sebastian will give you an insight into the status quo and the latest community and IT developments.


Decrease your conversion - common ways to lock people out

Stefan Judis

Building products for the web means building products for everybody. We spend hours and hours on optimising user flows, tweaking designs and A/B testing the heck out of everything. The problem is that we as developers, product owners and designers often think about the targeted customer under optimal conditions and ignore minorities. In this talk, Stefan will take a look at common problems of the web today and demonstrate how we can make it a more welcoming place.

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