Global Accessibility Awareness Day is coming upon us, and I wanted to reach out to the community and ask that you help spread the word. We currently have a talk scheduled in the following places: Los Angeles, Geneva, New York, Toronto, Montreal, San Diego and more TBA soon.
In addition to those places, it looks like we will have major support in Mumbai! It will be a semi-government event over there! Not bad for our first year!
If there is no talk going on in your city, would you consider setting one up? If you can’t find a speaker in the Accessibility community, gmail me @ joedevon and I’ll try to help you find one. But even without one, just start your next meetup by asking the audience to volunteer a URL to try out…and surf that site without a mouse. This will partly simulate what’s it’s like to surf a site with an assistive device.
Besides helping make your site more accessible to those with accessibility needs, you will simultaneously be making it more friendly to Search Engines. Thank you.