Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53-05:00

A11y Test Driven Razor Components

Presented by: Ed Charbeneau

In this Blazor session we'll look at techniques you can use to unit test components for accessibility. Using bUnit tests we can ensure our components are screen reader friendly and keyboard navigable. Learn to create tests that focus on a11y specific features at the very start of the SDLC. ...

Tags: .NET, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Inclusive, Accessible Tech: Bias-Free Language in Code and Configurations

Presented by: Anne Gentle

Heard of suss? You can suss out more information or you can find someone's information to be suss. "Suss" shows the flexibility of language. It’s an ongoing process to change how we use certain words. It's important to choose words carefully to convey the correct meaning and avoid harmful subtext...

Tags: Functional Programming, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Introduction to Accessibility

Presented by: Erissa Duvall

Sometimes Accessibility can be tough to wrap your head around, but it is becoming clearer every day just how important it is and how much it can benefit everyone. In this session, we will explore some basics of Accessibility, information resources, and tools that can help you be an Accessibility...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Neurodiversity, Productivity, and Communication – A Survival Guide

Presented by: Cassandra Faris

We live in a world where it’s easy to be overstimulated and distracted. The more virtual our world becomes, the harder it is to focus, communicate, and complete tasks. This is especially challenging for people with neurodiversities such as ADHD, Autism, and Dyslexia, and those that support them....

Tags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Career Development, Remote WorkFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Pour One Out for A11y

Presented by: Erissa Duvall

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have become the baseline for most Accessibility regulations and standards with regards to digital content. WCAG is an expansive topic in and of itself. To help you get started on your learning journey; we will first start with the 4 core principles...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Socializing for Heuristics: How Social Media Made Me a Better Tester (and Human)

Presented by: Hilary Weaver-Robb

Social media isn’t useless. It’s not just for seeing what people are eating or watching, or networking with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances across the globe. While I have met some amazing people on Twitter and other social platforms that have changed my life, I have also gained something...

Tags: Soft Skills/Business, Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Whose Time is it Anyway? Lightning Fast Hacks That Add Real Value to Meetings No One Wants to Attend

Presented by: Scott Showalter

Too many meetings. Let's face it, we all have them. Meetings are a necessarily evil, but they don't necessarily have to be so evil. Regardless of whether we're leading a meeting, or merely attending, whether it's in person or remote, the value extracted from collaboration can be amplified by how we...

Tags: Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Career Development, Remote WorkFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Why We Don’t Need More Women in Tech

Presented by: Tori Brenneison

It’s a common rallying cry: “We need more women in tech!”... but is it true? Is the solution to male-dominated technology workplaces simply to shovel more women into the talent pipeline? That’s what we’ve been trying for the past decade… and it’s not working, when over a third of...

Tags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Career DevelopmentFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview