The next few months at WebAIM will be full of conferences, presentations and trainings. Below our the sessions and activities we have planned, in chronological order.
WebAIM Web Accessibility Training
March 2-3 in Logan, Utah. More details at the WebAIM training site.
Two days of intensive hands-on training from WebAIM.
SXSW Interactive Festival
March 11-15 in Austin, Texas
3:30 – 4:30PM, Saturday, March 12
This open conversation will focus on the current and future state of web accessibility, the role of laws, guidelines, and standards, and how web accessibility can be made more effective and mainstream.
2011 Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference
Commonly referred to as “CSUN”, this conference will be held March 14-19 in San Diego, California. More details are available on the conference web site.
9:00AM – 4:30PM, Tuesday, March 15
In conjunction with Hans Hillen and Steven Faulkner of the Paciello Group, WebAIM’s Jared Smith and Jonathan Whiting will immerse you in the latest updates on accessibility features of HTML5 & ARIA plus other advanced techniques for AJAX-driven web applications.
10:40 – 11:40AM, Wednesday, March 16
An international effort is underway to build a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) to provide instant accessibility on any device a person encounters, anytime, anywhere.
3:10 – 3:40PM, Wednesday, March 16
This presentation will compare three screen readers (JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver) and examine their strengths and weaknesses when working with web content and accessibility standards.
3:10 – 4:10PM, Thursday, March 17
This panel featuring Sandi Wassmer, Jennison Asuncion, John Foliot, and Jared Smith will provide a discussion of current web accessibility efforts, whether they are effective or not, and how they can be improved.
6:00 – 8:00PM, Thursday, March 17
WebAIM is happy to sponsor the CSUN Tweetup, an informal gathering for accessibility professionals to network, discuss, and share.
8:00 – 8:30AM, Friday, March 18
Updates, trends, and data from the WebAIM screen reader user surveys will be presented, with a focus on the most recent 2011 survey.
10:40 – 11:40AM, Friday, March 18
Overview and demonstration of the upcoming fifth version of the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool. Explanation of new content rules and interactive user interface.
Cultivating Web Accessibility
Jared Smith will present the keynote address at the 9th Annual e-Learning 2.0 Conference on Thursday, March 24th.
Power Up 2011 Conference and Expo
Power Up 2011 is scheduled for April 11-12 in Columbia, Missouri.
9:00AM – Noon, Monday, April 11
HTML5 and ARIA (the W3C’s Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification) are the future of web development and web accessibility. This session will provide an overview of these technologies with a focus on using them to create highly accessible web content and applications.
3:30 – 5:00PM, Monday, April 11
Have trouble telling your Twitter from your YouTube? Your LinkedIn from your Digg? This session will give an overview of social media tools and give you tactics for implementing them for personal and organizational development and networking.
8:30 – 9:30AM, Tuesday, April 12
From where to learn about web accessibility to the most effect evaluation tools to the things you can do today to improve the accessibility of your site, this fast-paced session will give you a wealth of web accessibility knowledge in just one hour.