TPG at CSUN 2015

Posted on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 by Léonie Watson

The 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities conference (otherwise known as CSUN), gets underway on Monday 2nd March 2015. Several of the TPG team will be there, and here’s where you’ll find us if you’d like to say hello or hangout for a bit.

Monday 2nd March

Beyond Code and Compliance: Integrating Accessibility Across The Development Life Cycle

When:
9am PST (full day pre-conference workshop).
Where:
Hillcrest AB.
Who:
Billy Gregory, Hans Hillen, Henny Swan, Karl Groves, Léonie Watson, Mike Paciello, Shane Paciello and Steve Faulkner.

TPG will explore ways for integrating accessibility into software development. Whether you work in a large or small organization, follow an agile or waterfall process, are experienced or just starting out, this workshop will guide you toward reliably developing accessible and usable products.

Tuesday 3rd March

Implementing ARIA and HTML5 into Modern Web Applications

When:
1.30pm PST (half day pre-conference workshop).
Where:
Hillcrest AB.
Who:
Hans Hillen and Steve Faulkner.

In this afternoon session we will discuss how ARIA and HTML5 can be utilized to create modern, accessible web applications. The session complements the morning’s “Introduction to ARIA and HTML5” session, by continuing with more advanced topics and hands-on examples. We recommend attending both half sessions as a full day workshop.

Wednesday 4th March

Web Components: Background, opportunities and challenges

When:
1.20pm PST.
Where:
Cortez Hill C.
Who:
Karl Groves with Alice Boxhall (Google).

Web Components are a potential paradigm shift for the way we build websites. We will explain the technologies involved and discuss the accessibility challenges faced.

Do we need to change the web accessibility game plan (Redux)?

When:
1.20pm PST.
Where:
Gaslamp AB.
Who:

 Léonie Watson with John Foliot (JP Morgan Chase), Jared Smith (WebAIM), Glenda Sims (Deque) and Jennison Asuncion (Linked In).

Revisiting the 2011 CSUN session of the same name, we look back 4-years to evaluate predictions, successes and failures, and a re-setting of the state-of-our-state.

Screen readers, browsers and HTML: The current state of play

When:
1.20pm PST.
Where:
Hillcrest AB.
Who:
Steve Faulkner and Charlie Pike, with Sarita Sharan (CA Technologies).

Introducing a research project into screen reader and browser interaction with HTML elements, including a review of findings using slides and live demonstrations.

Thursday 5th March

Accessible graphics with SVG

When:
9am PST.
Where:
Seaport B (IBM suite).
Who:
Léonie Watson, with Rich Schwertdfeger (IBM), Fred Esch (IBM), Doug Schepers (W3C), Jason White (ETS), Markku Häkkinen (ETS) and Charles McCathie Nevile (Yandex).

A look at the future of accessible graphics on the web and the possibility space of SVG content.

CEO Roundtable: The Future of Web Accessibility

When:
1.20pm PST.
Where:
Solana Beach AB.
Who:
Mike Paciello with David Wu (AISquared) and Tim Springer (SSB-Bart).

A panel discussion of accessibility industry leaders, addressing needs and challenges faced by website owners who try to provide accessibility and inclusion on their websites.

Moving the Digital Accessibility Needle: Updates & Perspectives from US DOJ & Access Board

When:
2.20pm PST.
Where:
Mission Beach AB.
Who:
Mike Paciello with Rebecca Bond (DoJ) and Gretchen Jacobs (Access Board).

Two of the nation’s leading agencies – the US Access Board and the Department of Justice will explain important updates to Section 508 and the ADA, as well as share their organizational perspective concerning accessibility to ICT.

30th CSUN Anniversary Celebration

When:
7pm PST.
Where:
Seaport Ballroom D/E.
Who:
Billy Gregory, Charlie Pike, Deb Rapsis, Graeme Coleman, Hans Hillen, Henny Swan, Karl Groves, Léonie Watson, Mike Paciello, Shane Paciello and Steve Faulkner.

Please join us for an exciting evening of entertainment to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CSUN Conference. Geri Jewell, one of our past Keynote Speakers, will serve as the program’s emcee and performances by musician and humorist, Mark Goffeney and comedian Chris Fonseca are sure to make this a night to remember. The celebration is sponsored by IBM and The Paciello Group and will continue with a reception sponsored by Amazon, following the program.

Friday 6th March

WAI-ARIA: Common pitfalls and solutions with the Viking and the Lumberjack

When:
9am PST.
Where:
Cortez Hill B.
Who:
Billy Gregory and Karl Groves.

With great power comes great responsibility. Learn how to avoid WAI-ARIA anti-patterns with Karl “The Viking” Groves and Billy “The Lumberjack” Gregory.

What’s in a name? Accessible name computation

When:
10am PST.
Where:
Cortez Hill B.
Who:
Billy Gregory and Karl Groves.

Assistive technologies convey names for UI controls according to an algorithm. This session discusses how this algorithm works, and ways developers get it wrong.

The secret life of an accessible media player

When:
10am PST.
Where:
Hillcrest CD.
Who:
Henny Swan.

A journey around the web looking at what makes both an accessible and usable multimedia player.

Interaction notifier: Making RIA interaction accessible to everyone

When:
1.20pm PST.
Where:
Gaslamp CD.
Who:
Hans Hillen and Léonie Watson.

Users are not always aware of interaction models in Rich Internet Applications. To address this, “Interaction Notifier” adds discoverable contextual documentation to rich web content.

Managing remediation of accessibility web defects in a large enterprise

When:
1.20pm PST.
Where:
Gaslamp AB.
Who:
Karl Groves with Daniel Frank (Wells Fargo Bank).

The authors describe the practical implementation of a weighting and scoring methodology for web property accessibility defects at a large business enterprise.

Lessons learned: Dynamic content updates and ARIA live regions

When:
2.20pm PST.
Where:
Gaslamp CD.
Who:
Hans Hillen with Jennifer Gauvreau (CGI) and Elizabeth Whitmer (CGI).

TPG/CGI will share techniques for dealing with dynamic content updates and discuss challenges with inconsistent ARIA Live Region support by browser and AT products.

Implementing Accessibility In a Widely Distributed Web Based Visualization and Analysis Platform

When:
3:20 PST.
Where:
Hillcrest AB.
Who:
Mike Paciello and Graeme Coleman, with Dr. Georges Grinstein (U-Mass Lowell), Franck Kamayou (U-Mass Lowell).

We present a solution based on previous research that allows a system to do automatic analysis of a line chart visualization to extract and then present it’s intended message for blind and low vision consumers. Previous advancements in this area, an implemented prototype of the proposed solution and a description of the platform in which it was built are presented, as well as a discussion of the implications of this research and future work.

Saturday 7th March

SS12 Code for a Cause Finals – Project Possibility

When:
9am.
Where:
Mission Beach C.
Who:
Mike Paciello with students from CSUN, USC, UCLA.

This exciting event will host the innovative open source projects the top teams from CSUN, UCLA and USC have created. A continental breakfast will be served following the presentations and judging, prior to the announcement of
the First Place Team. We encourage you to mark your calendars for this important occasion to support the student teams and the time and work they have invested.

About Léonie Watson

Léonie (@LeonieWatson) is Director of Developer Communications at TPG, co-chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group working on HTML and Web Components, writer for Smashing magazine, SitePoint.com and Net magazine, and regular conference speaker.

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