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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Sunday, August 19 • 12:00pm - 12:35pm
Demystifying Web Accessibility

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Complying with the WCAG principles will lead us toward more accessible Web contents, but users who use Web assistive technologies are still facing usability challenges. And learning how to improve the accessibility of your product can be an overwhelming task. In this session, we will discuss accessibility implementation tips we discovered through in-person in-depth evaluation sessions with no vision users. You will learn about screen reader users’ challenges as well as practical implementation techniques you can employ to make screen reader users’ interactions with common UI components easier and more effective. We’ll walk you through the steps we took that led us to create a list of Web accessibility guiding principles that are based on direct feedback from users with accessibility needs.

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Sara Chizari

Senior UX Researcher, Red Hat, Inc.
My background is in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology and my PhD is in Human Information Interaction. I joined the UX Design team at Red Hat about a year ago where I help to build a bridge between our users' feedback and our product managers, designers and developers.
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Jenn Giardino

Senior Interaction Designer, Red Hat
Senior Interaction Designer, UXD team

Sunday August 19, 2018 12:00pm - 12:35pm EDT
Metcalf Small Boston University, George Sherman Union Building