Designing With Accessibility in Mind | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Oct 15, 2019

On October 1, 2019, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Designing With Accessibility in Mind.” Presenter Regine Gilbert,User Experience Designer and professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, described the importance of universal and user centered design in creating products for all users. She shared best practices and methodologies for incorporating accessibility into […]

PUXL, the Accessibility-First Framework: What is it and How Does it Work? | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Sep 19, 2019

On September 12, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “PUXL, the Accessibility-First Framework: What is it and How Does it Work?“. The presentation was led by Iñigo Garcia, the creator and co-founder of the PUXL Framework. This framework is a free and open-source and eco-friendly library to create front-end Web interfaces. Here are […]

Interactive 3D-Printed Models for Students with Visual Impairments | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Sep 3, 2019

On August 6, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Interactive 3D-Printed Models for Students with Visual Impairments“. Professor Shiri Azenkot from Cornell Tech, described in depth her research and evaluations of various accessible solutions. She shared illustrative examples and demonstrated the software her and her team built that will allow others to make […]

Data Visualization: Tips for Making Complex Graphical Content Accessible to All | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jul 30, 2019

On June 13, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Data Visualization: Tips for Making Complex Graphical Content Accessible to All”. Presenter Doug Schepers, described in depth how humans process complex graphical information. He shared an extremely engaging presentation that was thought provoking and demonstrative of a way forward for making data visualization more […]

Lower Literacy: It’s Not the User, It’s the Product! | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jun 25, 2019

On June 4, 2019, Accessibility New York City hosted a Meetup entitled “Lower Literacy: It’s Not the User, It’s the Product!” Presenter Damien Senger, Design Systems & Accessibility Lead in the healthcare industry for Castor EDC in Amsterdam, described the complexity of reading for the human brain. They shared small improvements and tips every designer, […]

Making Museums More Accessible | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

May 28, 2019

On May 16, 2019, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled “Making Museums More Accessible: How Do We Overcome Barriers to Content?” Presenter Aurélia Fleury, Director of Tactile Studio, discussed the importance of multi-sensory engagement in creating accessible exhibitions in museum settings. Through inspiring examples of European and Canadian projects, she explained the singularity […]

2019 Digital Accessibility Trends – An Evening With Tim Springer, Level Access | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Apr 25, 2019

On April 2, 2019, the Accessibility New York City Meetup hosted 2019 Digital Accessibility Trends. Presenter Tim Springer, Founder and CEO of Level Access, provided a data driven overview of where digital accessibility is heading in 2019. He shared observations and projections on topics including market drivers in digital accessibility, laws and regulation, enforcement and […]

Time Traveler’s Guide to Accessibility Mechanics | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Feb 5, 2019

On January 22, 2019, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Time Traveler’s Guide to Accessibility Mechanics.” Presenter Léonie Watson, accessibility engineer and Director of TetraLogical discussed the changing landscape of accessibility mechanics in the advent of the Accessibility Object Model (AOM). She charted the evolution of accessibility mechanics from HTML to ARIA and Javascript before […]

If It’s Interactive, It Needs a Focus Style | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Jan 15, 2019

On January 8, 2019, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “If It’s Interactive, It Needs a Focus Style.” Presenter Eric Bailey, designer at thoughtbot with a focus on accessible and inclusive design, described how important focus styles are in establishing a comprehensive design system. He discussed the intersection of WCAG compliance and Inclusive Design, as […]

Pair Programming: Better Than Adderall | Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap

Dec 11, 2018

On December 4, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Pair Programming: Better Than Adderall.” Presenter Matt Kleiman, software engineer at Pivotal Labs, described how his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other learning disabilities deterred his success on traditional software development teams.  He shared how the process of pair programming provides him with a feedback loop for […]