Overlays Underwhelm | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Mar 23, 2022

Accessibility overlays bring promises of accessible sites in one line of code, but experiences from users tell us the opposite. At a previous A11yNYC Meetup, Adrian Roselli looks at the guarantees, the marketing efforts, the code efforts, and lived experiences of users. Resources Adrian’s A11yNYC presentation page Visit the Overlay Fact Sheet and consider signing. […]

Google Project Relate: A Communication Tool | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Feb 22, 2022

For millions of people, being able to speak and be understood can be difficult as a result of conditions that can impact speech, including stroke, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson’s disease. At a previous A11yNYC meetup, Pan-Pan Jiang introduced an Android app called Project Relate, which aims to help people with speech […]

Broke with Accessible Taste: Understanding the Economics of Digital Access in America | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jan 24, 2022

Conversations about digital accessibility are predominantly centered on the technical and monetary expenses of implementation in products and applications. Missing from these conversations are socioeconomic factors faced by people with disabilities that can be significant blockers to digital access more than any design or technical inaccessibility. In this talk, Crystal Preston-Watson discussed the economic realities […]

Accessible Tourism: How Travel Can Be Accessible for All | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Dec 10, 2021

TourismForAll is a travel agency and tour operator that specializes in accessible tourism. Its mission is to provide quality services and accommodations to anyone with a disability who travels to Portugal. It has customized packages and trips to meet customer needs and expectations. A team of specialized professionals will ensure travelers receive the help and […]

Accessible SVGs: Pattern, Color Contrast, and Motion Considerations | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Nov 16, 2021

Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Accessible SVGs: Pattern, Color Contrast, and Motion Considerations.” Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) became a W3C open standard in 1999 — back when the new tech hotness was the Blackberry phone, Napster first invaded college dorms, and the Y2K bug sparked fear in us all. Fast forward to […]

Billion Strong: A Global Identity and Empowerment Nonprofit | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Oct 15, 2021

On October 7, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Billion Strong: A Global Identity and Empowerment Nonprofit.” According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.3B people with disabilities in the world. Also, many efforts are being made to include persons with disabilities including efforts like The Valuable 500. Wonderful. Still, we […]

Voice Content, Multimodal Accessibility, and the Story of Ask GeorgiaGov | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Sep 28, 2021

On September 14, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Voice Content, Multimodal Accessibility, and the Story of Ask GeorgiaGov.” In this presentation, Preston So, author of the first-ever book on voice content, takes you on a tour through the potential of assistive voice interfaces and voice content unlock, with insight from Ask […]

I Heart CC: Why and How to Caption Videos Folks Love | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jul 20, 2021

On July 13, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “I Heart CC: Why and How to Caption Videos Folks Love.” With more captioning DIY apps coming out and captioning built-in apps like Instagram and Tik Tok, there are a lot of bad captions out there. Adding captions to videos is only half […]

Accessibility Testing with People with Disabilities | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jun 7, 2021

On June 1, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Accessibility Testing with People with Disabilities: Tips and tricks from the experts at Fable.” Sam Proulx, an Accessibility Evangelist at Fable, talked about why testing with people with disabilities is so important and described what Fable is doing in order to make this […]

Accessing Innovation | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

May 4, 2021

On April 27, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Accessing Innovation.” Presenter Cat Noone — a product designer, co-founder, and CEO of Stark — the startup making the world’s software accessible, and in turn compliant, by providing integrated tools that live inside the software designers and developers know and love. Her focus […]