Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2014

May 14th, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014, marked the return of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, with an ever-growing list of fun & informative events in 11 countries.

The Los Angeles event was held at the Yahoo campus in Santa Monica, 7-10 pm. Main speakers were Sommer Panage from the Twitter Mobile team, WordPress accessibility champion Joseph O’Connor, & Karen Chiu from Yahoo. DCP Coordinator Patrick Burke joined in a follow-up panel discussion.

Location:
2400 Broadway Ave, Bldg D, 1st floor., Santa Monica, CA
(Parking entrance at 2401 Colorado)
Meetup event link)

The Paciello Group consulting company led Inclusive Design 24 (ID24) a 24-hour marathon of accessibility webinars, covering Drupal, Javascript, social media vs. motor impairments, & 21 more… Archives of presentations are promised soon.

You can also follow the whole sweep of the day’s activities.

Making Websites Work for Everyone: Web Accessibility at UCLA

September 27th, 2013

On October 10 we marked the launch of the new UC Accessibility Policy and celebrated Disability History Week.

In this introductory presentation we covered some history of adaptive technology, discussed the existing
web accessibility landscape, and demoed the AMP testing tool,
available free to developers at UCLA. We also showed eight Quick Tests
that can help meet specific WCAG 2.0 AA checkpoints.

Thanks to all those who attended. You can download the
"Making Websites Work for Everyone" Powerpoint slides.