Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: “Accessibility, Technology, and Fashion Design”

Dec 14, 2017

On October 26th, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Accessibility, Technology, and Fashion Design.” Shawn Lauriat, an accessibility engineer for Google Apps, talked about his work as an adviser for Open Style Lab. They are a nonprofit organization dedicated to making style and clothing accessible to people of all abilities. Here are some highlights from Lauriat’s presentation: How […]

Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: Two Decades of Disability Rights Advocacy with Lainey Feingold

Nov 29, 2017

On October 26th, Accessibility NYC hosted a joint meetup with the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People at Baruch College entitled “Two Decades of Disability Rights Advocacy: A Conversation and Book Signing.” Lainey Feingold, Attorney, gave a presentation about her work with some of the largest companies in the United States to improve access to websites, mobile apps […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: “Implementing Resizable Text Without Breaking the User Experience”

Nov 21, 2017

  Earlier this month, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Implementing Resizable Text Without Breaking the User Experience.” Presenter Adina Halter, Senior Product Manager and Chief Technologist for Accessibility at Comcast, described how to implement relative font sizing while keeping the integrity of your web page intact. Here are some highlights from Halter’s presentation: What […]

Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: “Building an Accessible Document Workflow”

Oct 26, 2017

Last year, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup at thoughtbot entitled “Building an Accessible Document Workflow.” Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University, gave a presentation on practical approaches to ensuring accessibility in document workflows, specifically PDF document workflows. Here are some highlights from Damian’s presentation: Why do we still need PDFs? How WCAG […]

Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: “My Story, Aphasia, the NYC Outdoors Disability Group, and the No Barriers Summit”

Oct 11, 2017

This past summer, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “My Story, Aphasia, the NYC Outdoors Disability Group, and the No Barriers Summit.” Presenter Avi Golden, a practicing EMT, described how he went from being a Critical Care and Flight Paramedic with North Shore LIJ (Northwell) EMS and NY Presbyterian EMS before having a stroke to […]

Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: Accessibility and Virtual Reality

Jul 13, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on July 11, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled Accessibility and Virtual Reality. Our CEO, Thomas Logan, presented a variety of demonstrations of various virtual and augmented reality technologies. Links to the projects used in the presentation as well as additional resources are hosted on CodePen. Here are hyperlinked timestamps for each […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: “Disability, Bring It On”

Apr 27, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on March 7th, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled “Disability, Bring It On.” Jack Chen, Patent Counsel at Google, explored universal lessons on success factors for people with disabilities. Here are three key success factors we found especially interesting in the presentation: Boldness in the face of uncertainty and fear Help and […]

Recap: “Accessibility in NYC Parks”

May 10, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on May 2nd, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled “Accessibility in NYC Parks”. Christopher Noel, ADA Accessibility Coordinator for New York Parks and Recreation, gave a presentation on how the city helps ensure environments are accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. Here are four examples we found especially interesting […]

Second Annual Accessibility Camp in NYC is a Success

Sep 22, 2016

New York City’s second accessibility camp was hosted at NYU MAGNET2 Metrotech Center on Saturday September 17, 2016. Focusing on users with different disabilities, sessions covered digital accessibility topics from the web (technical to tactical), desktop software, assistive technology, hacking, education, elections, and everything in between. Captioned videos of the sessions are now available on […]