When is it?
20th May 2021
Where is it?
Everywhere (It's a virtual event)
What is it?
There are still knowledge gaps around accessibility issues and many barriers and hurdles still exist when building and developing websites. UMBRAAD is an opportunity for Umbraco and web practitioners to get together, learn and discuss accessibility in general, find out what's happening with Umbraco accessibility and to pick up any tools and techniques that may help them improve the accessibility of their sites.
Senior Developer at Yoyo, 2x Umbraco MVP
An Introduction to Accessibility
This talk will cover the basics of what we mean when we talk about web accessibility, along with some potential quick wins.
Test Analyst and Accessibility Pilot at Nexer
A11Y and Digital Illusions
People often think of optical illusions as simple, sometimes amusing forms of entertainment. However, many of the principles and processes from these illusions are being used by many psychologists and assistive technology providers to get a better understanding of how our minds process information – and then to trick it to improve peoples experiences.
This interactive talk will highlight the usage of these illusions in our everyday lives, as well as raising an awareness on how we all process information differently, regardless of impairment.
UX designer at Nexer Digital
Designing and testing for Voiceover
This session will highlight the general navigation for VoiceOver, as well as shortcuts and ways to interact with different content. This will give you an understanding of how users navigate systems and website using only their keyboards and the descriptions in the alt text.
Umbraco Developer at Bump
Mapping our journey to accessibility: What we can learn about accessibility from maps
Accessibility is a fairly new concept to a lot of us in the tech industry, but Ordnance Survey have been making maps since 1791. What have they done over the last two centuries to make their maps easier to read and understand for everyone? And how can our comparatively juvenile industry learn from their experience?
Technical Consultant at twentysix
Getting involved with Umbraco A11Y Team
UX & UI Engineer at Umbraco
How accessibility will be catered for in the future Umbraco BackOffice
Umbraco HQ already started working on future-proofing the BackOffice. Part of the plan is to ensure accessibility is better implemented. In this talk, Niels Lyngsø will introduce the plan for future-proofing the BackOffice and introduce us to how this will become a better place for accessibility.
1:30pm BST (2:30pm CEST) - Mike Masey, An Introduction to Accessibility
2:00pm BST (3:00pm CEST) - Niels Lyngsø, How accessibility will be catered for in the future Umbraco BackOffice
2:30pm BST (3:30pm CEST) - Joe Glombek, Mapping our journey to accessibility: What we can learn about accessibility from maps
3:00pm BST (4:00pm CEST) - Danny Lancaster, A11Y and Digital Illusions
3:30pm BST (4:30pm CEST) - Claudia Escorcia, Designing and testing for Voiceover
4:00pm BST (5:00pm CEST) - Matt Wise, Getting involved with Umbraco A11Y Team
4:30pm BST (5:30pm CEST) - Closing words & thanks