Upcoming Talks

Writing a Personal ReadMe for Work

Creating personal documentation can provide helpful context to your coworkers as you collaborate with each other. In this presentation, we’ll talk about the benefits (and caveats) of building a work ReadMe for yourself.

Previous Talks

The Importance of Digital Accessibility

We use websites and web applications more and more in our day-to-day lives. If those digital places aren’t designed to be accessible, then disabled users are being structurally discriminated against. In this presentation, we’ll talk about the importance of ensuring digital environments are as usable and welcoming as possible, and go over a number of ways that you can weave accessibility into your daily work.

Accessible Social Media & Email

Many of us use social media and email daily, but far less of us stop to consider how to make that content usable for more than just an abled audience. This talk will go over a few techniques to help improve the accessibility of the social media you post and the emails you send.

Creating Accessible Presentations

Ensuring your presentation is accessible makes it easier for everyone to experience, and facilitates a larger audience for your work. In this talk, we’ll go through various techniques that can be used to make your presentations more understandable and enjoyable.

Keeping a Work Journal

Writing down notes (electronically or otherwise) can be a great way to help yourself throughout your work. In this talk, we’ll discuss the ways that different types of notes can be helpful, as well as some strategies for building a work journal that you’ll actually use.

Accessibility Confidence Testing

Automated testing can only cover a small portion of your accessibility needs, but it can still be a useful tool to improve quality and reduce regressions. In this talk we’ll go through the benefits and caveats of accessibility confidence testing, as well as some approaches you can integrate into your software testing process.

Accessibility in Motion

It’s important to also consider accessibility when implementing web page and app elements that use motion. In this presentation, we’ll talk about why and how we should reduce or remove unneccessary movement in our user interfaces.

Semantic HTML: A Quick Primer

Semantic HTML elements are the building blocks of web accessibility. In this talk, I’ll provide an overview of semantic and non-semantic elements and their usage. We’ll also go through some examples to illustrate the importance of correct semantics when building websites and applications.

WCAG and the WAI: An Introduction to Accessibility Guidelines for the Web

There are a lot of rules listed in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, but fear not! In this talk, we’ll go through an overview of the WCAG version 2.1 Principles & Guidelines and then take a quick look at the Sufficient & Advistory Techniques for improving web accessibility.

Adding Context to your Code with Comments and Commits

Software can be complicated, but there are plenty of ways we can make it easier to comprehend. In this talk, Jae will provide a few techniques for making it easier for your teammates (and yourself) to understand revisited code.