Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

8:00 AM

The User Experience Eclipse: Rise Against Dark Design Patterns

Presented by: Scott Showalter
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Dark isn't just a trendy UI mode, nor what the sky looks like in the middle of the day in Ohio on April 8th. It's a deceitful design scheme we all encounter from time to time, against our will. As consumers, most of us can't escape the overbearing influence that corporations have on our lives....

Room: NileTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, CSS, UI/UX, Architecture, System Design, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace

Presented by: Erissa Duvall
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Reasonable Accommodations can be a life saver for so many. They can be the difference between struggling to accomplish work tasks and flourishing. They can also benefit more people than you may realize. What kinds of things could be considered workplace accommodations? What might you need to do to...

Room: Salon DTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Accessibility in the Enterprise: The Relationship of A11y and ROI

Presented by: Chris DeMars
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

As we build more and more things on the web, accessibility is gaining much more visibility. But what does it actually mean to you and your company? It means we HAVE to be cognizant of everyone, all the time, with no exceptions as we do our part in building awesome, accessible user experiences to...

Room: Salon BTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

Design Systems as a Foundation for Accessibility

Presented by: Marko Skugor
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Design systems are at their core a repository of solved UX interaction design problems made re-usable and highly visible for others to leverage. Accessibility, on the other hand, is an outcome that is usually hard fought for and hard won for any organization - especially at scale. As technologists,...

Room: Salon GTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Accessibility, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

Learning, Giving Back, & the Art of Community

Presented by: Mike Nelson
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

As you journey through your career(s) in IT, it is becoming more critical for you to immerse yourself in the network of worldwide and regional communities that are available in just a few mouse clicks. The drive for continuous learning, combined with the passion for giving back through many...

Room: Salon HTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Soft Skills, Leadership, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

Accelerating Accessible Software Development for People with Motor Disabilities

Presented by: Yvette Jenny Menase
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

In today's digital world, many people with motor disabilities face barriers when accessing and using software due to their assistive device & physical limitations. In this talk, we will discuss strategies and best practices for designing software that is accessible to people with motor...

Room: Salon GTrack: Design (UI/UX/CSS/a11y)Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:00 AM

Networking for Introverts: Build, Maintain, and Use Networks Without Being Creepy

Presented by: Brian MacDonald
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You've heard that having a professional network is important for career growth, for learning about your industry, and to help out in the event of a layoff. But how do you go about building one from scratch? Taking a transactional, goal-oriented approach may be good engineering design, but it tends...

Room: CypressTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Soft SkillsFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview