SpeakingNaturally on Dragons and other alternative navigations Accessibility talks typically focus on understanding standards and code, but there’s something that’s more important to understand before you even start thinking about WCAG or ARIA. It’s assistive technology.
What types are there and how do they work? We’ll dive into the lesser know alternative navigation tools like Dragon NaturallySpeaking, switch systems and on screen keyboards. Once you know more about assistive technology you can better understand the impact of following or not following WCAG and you can test that your accessible code actually makes sense.
Making Motion Inclusive Let’s clear the air about animation and inclusive design. It’s a common misconception that things like inclusive design and accessibility only come at the cost of design details like motion, but that’s just not the case. Whether it’s microinteractions, animated illustrations, or larger animated experiences, a little care and consideration can go a long way towards getting the best of both worlds.
In this session Val will show you how to build animated interactions with inclusivity in mind from the start. We’ll discuss how to apply web accessibility guidelines to modern web animation, when and how to implement reduced motion, and approaches to building up animated interactions for a solid standards base.
PWAs & Project Fugu: Closing The Relevance Gap Alex Russell, Partner Program Manager Microsoft Edge Chromium’s Project Fugu is an open collaboration to push the capabilities of the web platform forward through standards. When combined with Progressive Web Apps, we’re approaching a point where whole classes of applications that were previously exclusive to native apps […]
Desktop PWAs. About time. Diego González, Program Manager Microsoft Edge It’s 2021. Long gone are the times where a PWA was only a shortcut in a user’s home screen. PWAs play nicely with desktop environments. It’s about time. The presentation goes through cutting edge features and APIs that allow a PWA to integrate seamlessly with […]
The 2021 edition of dealing with files on the Web Thomas Steiner, Developer Relations Engineer Google The file input element and the download attribute on anchor elements used to be the primary way for working with files on the Web. Not anymore! In this presentation, I will show modern ways of dealing with files in […]
The State of Augmented Reality in the Web Platform Ada Rose Cannon, Developer Advocate, co-chair Samsung Internet, W3C Immersive Web Groups The WebXR API can be used to make VR and AR capable websites this talk will introduce some of the newer augmented reality features and how to use them. About Ada Rose Cannon As […]
What could you do with a neural network in your browser? Ningxin Hu, Principal Engineer Intel Neural Networks are an approach to machine learning (specifically Deep Learning) that are now widely used from supercomputers to your smartphone (via APIs like CireML in iOS and Neural Networks API on Android).The Web Neural Network API (WebNN) in […]
The State of PWAs Hemanth HM, Member Of Technical Staff PayPal In 2020 PWAs turned 5. So in that milestone year, what’s the reality of PWA developer adoption? Hemanth HM, author of the chapter on PWAs in the most recent Web Almanac, a comprehensive report on the state of the web, backed by real data […]
Penny MchLachlan, Product Manager Chrome Web Platform, Google Developers will learn What does the ‘install capability’ unlock for users What use cases are typically suitable for installed web apps, why & how not to annoy users by forcing them to install When to ask the user to install for common use cases (and when not […]
Eva PenzeyMoog, Principal Designer, Author 8th Light, Design for Safety What do we really mean when we talk about “ethics” in tech? What are we actually aiming for, and what specifically can we all do to get there? It’s not enough to point out existing issues with racist, sexist tech, products that are easily weaponized […]
Three days of talks, two of them in the engineering room. Web Directions you have broken my brain.
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Our 2021 Conference Lineup
We've 6 specialised front end focussed conferences lined up for 2021. Featuring unique content and world leading experts they'll help you keep up with our constantly changing industry. Attend one, or all at an amazing price.