[Athen] Boston Accessibility Conference 10/2

Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT) sarah.bourne at mass.gov
Mon Sep 25 05:50:32 PDT 2017

For those of you in the Boston area:
The Boston Accessibility Conference is being held on Saturday, October 2. The conference is free, and Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.
This IT accessibility conference brings together people together in an informal, non-threatening environment to learn from each other and to promote universal design and accessibility of information technologies (IT.) The target audience of the Boston Accessibility Conference is intended to include web developers, software developers, people involved in government IT, other IT professionals, usability professionals, students of computer science/web development/multimedia/IT, along with end-users with disabilities and IT accessibility professionals. The expectation is that many, but not all, participants will be at the introductory to intermediate-level when it comes to being knowledgeable about accessibility.
It's based loosely on the Bar Camp model; sessions are scheduled in advance when possible. If you are interested in speaking, send an email to info at a11y-bos.org<mailto:info at a11y-bos.org> with your name, the session title, the session description, and (optionally) a bio and photo. You can also propose session(s) on the day of the conference.
You can find more information and the (required!) registration link at http://a11y-bos.org/annual-events/about-a11ybos-2017/
Can't make it to Boston? There are many other accessibility meetup groups that also have annual events. Deborah Edwards-Orono maintains the most complete list I know of: https://www.lireo.com/accessibility-inclusive-design-in-person-groups/
Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility
1 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Office: (617) 626-4502
sarah.bourne at mass.gov | www.mass.gov/eotss<http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/itd/>
Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS)
EOTSS provides secure and quality digital information, services, and tools
to constituents and service providers when and where they need them.

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