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Accessibility Days 2018

Accessibility Days 2018To celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) an awareness event for software developers, designers, manufacturers, and others, will take place in Bologna, on 18 May 2018.

The “Global Accessibility Awareness Day” is an event promoted every year during the month of May in various locations worldwide, to raise awareness of digital technologies on the topics of accessibility and inclusiveness, through comparison of usability with people with disabilities.

In Italy it was organized for the first time in 2017 by several communities of technology enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Ancona section of the UICI (Italian Union of the Blind and the Visually Impaired), with an event called “Accessibility Days”.

The first edition attracted a lot of enthusiasm among the participants, thanks to the numerous organized initiatives: not only classic sessions, but also workshops, like the Developer’s Corner, and real “sensory” experiences, such as the visit to the Tattile Museum and the dinner in the dark. In addition to being hosted in an exceptional location such as the Tattoile Museum Homer, one of the most important in the world of its kind, which just by itself is enough to leave you speechless.

On the wave of this enthusiasm we have decided to organize a new edition for 2018, this time in Bologna, involving other specialized companies on the subject of disabilities, such as the UICI Bologna, the “Universal Access” community and the Istituto dei Ciechi F. Cavazza, who will host us in an equally exceptional location, able to merge history, art and technology, in a marriage that will surely give us new emotions.

http://www.accessibilitydays.it

"How to make your WooCommerce store accessible" Slide Presentation

“How to make your WooCommerce store accessible” Slide Presentation

To contribute to the ‘HACK-cessibility Days‘ on May 19th and 20th, an awareness event for software developers, designers, manufacturers, and others, AccessibleWeb has created a Slide Presentation titled “How to make your WooCommerce store accessible” that you can view below:

 
The Presentation was prepared with Google Slides by Rafael Minuesa from AccessibleWeb, based on the original Post found at:
https://prowoos.com/make-woocommerce-store-accessible/.

You can view and download the original presentation from:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vVeD1PfQXOHGN75mLYrFSmM7mTJfkzYpqxDz9G1XtDo/

HACK-cessibility Days

To celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 19th and 20th, an awareness event for software developers, designers, manufacturers, and others, has been organized by the Ancona branch of the UICI (Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti).

HACK-cessibility Days

During the event there will be several initiatives:

– sessions and laboratories with which to learn the theory and do some practice, with the support of experts in the various technologies and the opportunity to meet with disabled users, to test if what we are doing is actually accessible. We will talk, for example, about UX and design, development (web, mobile, desktop), IoT and the implementation of devices to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

– “sensorial” experiences to better understand, first of all, what it means to live with disabilities: among them there will be, for example, a “dark dinner” and guided tours to a “Tactile Museum”.
These experiences are very important because it is useless to talk about developing accessible solutions (whether they are software or electronic devices) unless you are actually experiencing how a disabled user relates to the “outside world”.

– CoderDojo: since today’s little ones will be tomorrow’s “hackers”, we have set up initiatives to transmit, beyond the passion for technology, the importance of themes such as accessibility!

The event will take place in Ancona on May 19th and 20th (Friday and Saturday).

Since the event has been organized by the Ancona branch of the UICI (Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti), some of the initiatives will be more focused on the topic of visual disabilities, while others will deal with the aspect of disabilities in general.

More information, as well as how to sign up (free) at the event, are available on http://hackcessibilitydays.it/