A11y Bytes Canberra 2019, DFAT Civic Offices, Thursday, 16. May 2019

A11y Bytes is a dynamic fast-paced evening of lightning talks about digital accessibility and the needs and preferences of users with disabilities, to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Held in association with events in four other cities across Australia, and many more around the world.
The Agile and Accessibility Communities of Canberra are coming together to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day: along and hear from Accessibility Leaders Ross Mullen and  Brigitta Norton and Scrum Master / Agile Coach Extraordinary Peter 1: Why it’s a good business decision to embed accessibility early and throughout the product development process
Peter and Bri will be sharing practical tips to embed accessibility criteria into a team’s sprint planning.Bri is the Canberra Lead of Idean (Capgemini’s Service Design Agency). She is a professional digital strategist with 16-years of experience enabling organisations to achieve a competitive digital presence, creating user-friendly and accessible experience for optimal stakeholder engagement; providing effective and efficient service delivery. Bri turns disengaged end users into enthusiastic contributors. Follow on Twitter: @algazel or find her on LinkedIn: is a Scrum Master and agile coach at DXC Technology. He is an experienced agile practitioner with 17 years’ experience delivering digital products. He helps teams understand the real problem, be user centred and shape an agile environment that works for them. Find him online:
Presentation 2: Level up your status messages with WCAG 2.1.
If you were blind, do you think you could understand a website's status messages? Probably not, as successfully saving an update, validation errors or timeouts would all be in an unreachable mess of DIV and SPAN elements invisible to screen readers.  But it doesn't need to be this way, WCAG 2.1 has specific guidance for making status messages visible to screen readers.  Ross will show you how to harness the power of role="status" and make your status' visible to everyone using several simple steps.
Location and access assistance:
DFAT Civic Offices, 255 London Circuit, Canberra.  Parking is available at London Circuit East parking. 
Building visitor access from London Circuit only.  All visitors must register and provide their name (and also company name if possible).  Visitors must register with security on arrival and will be provided with a visitors pass.
Please advise if you have any dietary or access requirements by email to .

A11y Bytes Canberra 2019

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