The AccessibilityOz team is back from a very busy week in San Diego for the 33rd annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference! Our booth handed out adorable clip-on koalas, our ever-popular fidget spinners and our even more popular Australian Caramello Koalas (which we ran out of on the second day! We’ll be sure to bring more next year!).
Our CEO, Gian Wild, gave three presentations at the conference:
- The accessibility of video players
- Social media and accessibility
- Interactive maps – how do you make them accessible?
Our Business Development Manager, Kisiah Timmons, gave one:
A correction to Gian’s Social Media and Accessibility presentation: Facebook does allow for alt text on uploaded photos. You can read about how on their Help Center article.
This CSUN marked a significant change in Gian’s Social Media and Accessibility presentation – when before LinkedIn had been lagging behind the other major platforms when it came to accessibility, this year Gian was able to award them the distinction of Most Improved and Most Accessible! Who will win these awards in November at Accessing Higher Ground? You’ll just have to attend to find out!
Disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold’s Digital Accessibility Legal Update presentation was a must-see at CSUN this year (as it is every year). If you missed it, her presentation slides are available via OneDrive, and we recommend reading her CSUN Wrap-Up Post.
George Zamfir, the Accessibility Product Manager at Slack, was joined by other Slack staff to give three presentations on Slack’s integration of more accessible features, such as how the company is making it easier to use Slack with a screen reader.
Curious about what else happened at CSUN 2018? Check out these other CSUN wrap-up posts:
- Takeaways from the 2018 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference – Microsoft
- CSUN 2018 Accessibility Interview: Denis Boudreau, Principal Web Accessibility Consultant and Strategist, Deque – Microassist
- How smartglasses help the blind see; conference spotlights assistive technologies – The San Diego Union-Tribune