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Web Directions aaa ’21 session spotlight–SpeakingNaturally on Dragons and other alternative navigations

Kate Kalcevich, Head of Services Fable

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.

About Kate Kalcevich

Kate Kalcevich is the Head of Services at Fable, a leading accessibility testing platform powered by people with disabilities. Kate is an experienced accessibility leader and disability advocate with an extensive career. She most recently led digital accessibility efforts at Canada Post. Previously, Kate held a series of progressively senior roles in the Ontario public service, including in product, user experience, and design roles. In recent years, she has focused on change management to increase the accessibility capabilities of organizations.

In 2021 we have a whole series of events for Front End Developers, plus a Brand New free event in January 2022

Across 2021 (and again 2022) Web Directions is presenting a series of online conferences for front end designers and developers. Focussed deep dives, they go far beyond what you might expect from conference programs.

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In 2021 we have 2 remaining conferences Accessibility, and Security, privacy and identity.

Banner showing all of our 7 planned events for 2021

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Priced individually from $195, or attend all 6, plus get access to our conference presentation platform Conffab for just $595, or $59 a month.

In January 2022, we’ll be showcasing some of there highlights of our 2021 conferences across 3 big weeks, for Free at Remixed! Register now to attend.

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[Web Directions] is a delicious mix of things educational, social and mind-blowing. It’s time out from the hurly-burly to step back, get some perspective, and develop new ways forward, fortified with a whole lot of new stuff in your head.

Chris Stephens Technology Director, Mozo