Accessible Wayfinding Systems will Start a New Era of Accessibility | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Feb 23, 2021

On February 2, 2021, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Accessible Wayfinding Systems will Start a New Era of Accessibility.” Presenter Idan Meir — the co-founder and CEO of Right-Hear, an innovative startup that turns public spaces into accessible environments for people with spatial orientation challenges, including people who are blind or visually […]

Providing Remote Services for The Disability Community During The Pandemic | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Feb 3, 2021

On August 18, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Providing Remote Services for The Disability Community During The Pandemic.” Presenter Jonathon Epstein — a community organizer specializing in transition, employment, and volunteer services — outlined how government agencies, non-profits, and cultural institutions are working together to support members of the disability community […]

5 Things I Learned from the Accessibility Community | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Oct 15, 2020

On October 6, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “5 Things I Learned from the Accessibility Community.” Presenter Marcy Sutton, freelance web developer, accessibility specialist and founding member of the Accessibility Seattle Foundation, offered her unique perspective and professional experience surrounding the realities of working in the field of inclusive design. She […]

Using Task-Oriented Walk Throughs for Accessibility Reviews | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Aug 17, 2020

On July 14, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Using Task-Oriented Walk Throughs for Accessibility Reviews.” Presenter Sarah Pulis, digital accessibility and inclusive design expert and co-founder of Intopia, described a novel process to use when evaluating tasks in the user interfaces of various information technologies. Here are some of our highlights […]

NYC COVID-19 Response for People with Disabilities | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

May 22, 2020

On May 5, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “NYC COVID-19 Response for People with Disabilities.” Presenters Walei Sabry and Jonathan Novick from the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities described how New York City is addressing the needs of people with disabilities. Here are some of our highlights from the […]

Designing Together: Co-Designing a VR Therapy | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Mar 26, 2020

On March 3, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Designing Together: Co-Designing a VR Therapy.” Presenter Indira Knight, Design Researcher from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, described gameChange, a virtual reality therapy for people with psychosis to help them feel more confident in everyday situations. […]

Designing for Assistive Tech in Adobe XD | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Feb 25, 2020

On February 4th, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Designing for Assistive Tech in Adobe XD”. Presenter Cameron Cundiff, Software Engineer at Adobe, gave a presentation with lots of interesting demonstrations. Adobe XD is used by interaction designers worldwide to design, prototype, and share their ideas. Cameron showed how to use Adobe XD […]

EdTech and HigherEd: Considerations for Digital Accessibility | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jan 21, 2020

On January 7, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “EdTech and HigherEd: Considerations for Digital Accessibility.” Presenter Zarina Mustapha, Senior Front-end Developer and Accessibility Lead at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Columbia University, outlined the importance of thoughtful design for educational technologies for accessibility and inclusion. She shared her experiences, […]

Tactile Design for Accessibility | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Dec 22, 2019

On December 3, 2019, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Tactile Design for Accessibility.” Presenter Lauren Race, Research Fellow at the NYU Ability Project, hosted a two-part interactive workshop. The first half of the session highlighted design standards and best practices for producing discernible tactile graphics. The second half of the session provided […]

The Latest XR Accessibility Findings | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Dec 2, 2019

On November 12, 2019, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “The Latest XR Accessibility Findings” at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Presenter Thomas Logan,CEO and owner of Equal Entry, summarized the various presentations from the Inclusive Design for Immersive Web standards W3C Workshop in Seattle, WA that occurred on November 5 and […]