WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Sharing material from the "Developing with Accessibility" (DevAcc) event


From: Jamal Mazrui
Date: Nov 22, 2012 9:58AM

Developing with Accessibility was a unique, two-day event hosted by a
U.S. Government agency. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
offered high quality training sessions for developers, collaborative
coding projects, and professional networking opportunities. The
objective has been to promote the concept and practice of developing
mobile apps and web sites according to accepted accessibility
guidelines, thereby maximizing their usability for everyone, including
people with disabilities.

I have posted slides and links from DevAcc at

It is a simple WordPress site with a separate post for each presentation
at the event, including overview, presenter bio(s), and slides (usually
PowerPoint or PDF files for download). There are also posts for
DevAcc-related efforts shared by the community, as well as links to
media stories about DevAcc. The posts are simply in the sequence of
their entry, not chronology or importance.

Below is a copy of a web post that may be of particular interest:
information about video recordings of the presentations.


From the web page

Video recordings of Developing with Accessibility

Thursday, September 6

Friday, September 7

Here are the scheduled presentations for each day:

Thursday, September 6

8:30 a.m. – Welcoming remarks
Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer, FCC
Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau Chief, CGB, FCC
David Robbins, Managing Director, FCC
Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, A&I Initiative, CGB, FCC

9:00 a.m. – Participant Introductions

9:30 a.m. - GSA Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies,
Tammi Marcoullier, Program Manager, Challenge.gov
Innovation in Government through Challenge & Prize Competitions

10:15 a.m. – Google Inc., David Chandler, Developer Advocate
Developing Accessible Android Apps

11:00 a.m. – Ephox Corporation, Tom Smith, Vice President; Michael
Fromin, Director Client Services
Integrating Accessibility Web Authoring Tools to Achieve Compliance More

1:15 p.m. – Bottle Rocket Apps, Calvin Carter, Founder & President;
Austen Green, iOS Developer
Developing for Accessibility on iOS

2:00 p.m. – Benetech, Gerardo Capiel, VP of Engineering
Developing eReading Applications for People with Print Disabilities
using the Bookshare API

2:45 p.m. - Raising the Floor, Jim Tobias, Stakeholders & Strategies
The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII)

3:45 p.m. – Adobe, Matt May, Accessibility Evangelist
Accessible Events with Adobe Connect

Friday, September 7

8:30 a.m. – Welcoming remarks

8:45 a.m. – Participant Introductions

9:00 a.m. - U.S. Department of Labor, Xavier Hughes, Chief Innovation
Officer; ODEP Employment App Challenge Winners (TBD)
Advancing Employment for ALL: Innovation through Citizen Engagement

9:30 a.m. – Adobe, Greg Pisocky, Accessibility Team Member
EPUB and PDF Production with Adobe Tools

10:45 a.m. - FCC, Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer; Umasankar Arumugam
Accessibility Clearinghouse API’s & data

11:15 a.m. - CPC Closed Captioning, Giovanni Galvez, Technical Developer
Converting TV captioning to Web Captioning

1:00 p.m. – Oracle America, Inc., Marc Sewtz, Senior Software
Development Manager
Using Application Express to Build Highly Accessible Products

1:45 p.m. – Google Inc., Adam Koch, Android Developer Advocate; Roman
Nurik, Android Developer Advocate
New and Important in Android

2:45 p.m. – Deque Systems, Glenda Sims, Senior Accessibility Consultant;
Jatin Vaishnav, Accessibility Manager
FireEyes: Free Testing Tool that Gives You Accessibility Heat Vision!

3:30 p.m. – DataNaut, LLC, Mark Snuffin, CEO
Building cross-platform accessible applications using Qt