About the event

After our first conference in Berlin last November it was time for a smaller-scale meetup again. Sticking to our quasi-tradition of side-by-side-ing with the wonderful beyond tellerrand conference, we were now bringing the Accessibility Club to Düsseldorf for the first time.

We're super happy that some of the beyond tellerrand speakers joined us for the meetup. Thanks to Charlie Owen, Heydon Pickering, Tantek ÇelikCarolyn Stransky and Zach Leatherman for participating in the event, alongside almost 80 other accessibility enthusiasts from many countries around the world.

Schedule

Time Agenda item
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Opening
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8 Tips for More Accessible React Apps (documentation available)

If you want to improve the accessibility of your React apps but you don't know how or where to start, this talk is just what you need. Manuel shares 8 tips that will help you build web sites and applications that can be used by anyone. Each tip fits on one slide and you'll be able to put them into practice right away without having to learn anything fundamentally new. The tips include testing, HTML, JS techniques, and general best practices.

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Mini-Session 1 / Talk Discussion

Following up Manuel's talk we'll have the chance to ask him all sorts of questions and dive into a first mini-session before we move on to Marc's talk.

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Separation of concerns — an approach to accessible websites in the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (documentation available)

A plea for simplicity, creativity and specialization instead of full stack, bootstrap and framework stacks.

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Mini-Session 2 / Talk Discussion

Marc will be available for a brief discussion of his presentation before we conclude the presentation part of the event with planning the sessions for the afternoon.

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Session Planning
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Lunch Break

Our lovely hosts a trivago are going to give away a lunch voucher for their canteen to every attendee. There will be vegan / vegetarian options and we'll set out to have lunch together.

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Session 3: Accessibility Object Model (AOM): What is it? And do I need to hate it? (documentation available)

Main Room

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Session 3: Autonomous teams and a11y governance (documentation available)

Room Gliwice

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Session 3: SPA page change behavior

Room Schäßburg

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Session 3: Web-based "screen reader" (documentation available)

Room Athen

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Session 4: How can designers help dev in Accessibility? / HTML First Design (documentation available)

Main Room

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Session 4: Native A11Y iOS / Android

Room Gliwice

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Session 4: Motivating customers to A11Y: Carrot v. Stick / Accessibility needs statisticy

Room Schäßburg

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Session 4: Visible Texts for Icons (documentation available)

Room Athen

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Session 5: Accessible menu: dropdown navigation

Main Room

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Session 5: QA Workflow with real AT tests (documentation available)

Room Gliwice

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Session 5: Accessible data visualizations + data journalism (documentation available)

Room Schäßburg

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Closing

Coverage

Performers

Location

We're delighted to announce that we teamed up with trivago this time — they kindly support us with a venue and much more. The meetup will take place at their new headquarters in the midst of Düsseldorf's media harbour.

The location is fully wheelchair-accessible (accessible toilets are available on the ground floor). Service animals are allowed and welcome. If needed, a quiet room is available as well. trivago will do their best to allocate extra parking places in their garage for better access, print signs for navigation and keep all the heavy doors open.

The building is just HUGE and we will be using several rooms on multiple floors. We will kick-off the event and listen to Manuel's and Marc's presentations in the big meeting area in section 5 A on the 5th floor. For the barcamp sessions we may also use the rooms named Schaessburg and Gliwice on the 4th floor as well as Athen on the 3rd floor.

Important: trivago requires every visitor to register at the reception, so please make sure you've got some sort of ID document handy when arriving at the building (ID card, passport or driving license will do). Some friendly tollwerk team members will await you in the lobby, assist you with the registration procedure and help you finding your way to the elevators and up to our event. As we're having a super tight schedule, we kindly ask you to show up some time before 11 a.m. so that we can kick-off in time with hopefully all registered attendees being present.

trivago will provide free beverages throughout the day. Each attendee will receive a voucher for a lunch in the trivago canteen which we'll collectively have at around 1 p.m. (please tell us your catering preferences during the registration process).

Sounds almost too good, don't you think? Thanks, trivago! ❤

trivago Headquarters
Kesselstraße 5-7
40221 Düsseldorf , North Rhine Westphalia Germany
51.2138179 6.7433474
Open map view / route planning
  • Aerial view of the new trivago campus
    Image source: https://life.trivago.com/happenings/the-campus-chronicles.html
  • Meeting area in section 5 A
  • Elevators in the trivago lobby

Hosts