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SSB CSUN Presentation Materials Available for Download

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The SSB crew had a fantastic time at last week’s 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN)! Thank you to everyone who attended sessions in the SSB Suite and our other special events during the week. We’ve had a number of requests for copies of the presentation materials from the SSB team’s sessions and we’re happy to oblige.  The following presentations are available for download at info.ssbbartgroup.com/CSUN2016: WEDNESDAY Using Visual ARIA to Physically See and Learn How ARIA Works Automated Testing with an Extra “A”: Phasing in A11y checks in .NET Testing Section 508 Refresh: Understanding the New… Read More

Join SSB at CSUN 2016!

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Attending CSUN this year?  Our team is gearing up for an extensive list of sessions at this year’s conference in the SSB Suite (Harbor Ballroom I), including an introduction to Alchemy, the newest extension to the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) making enhanced JavaScript-based testing, analysis, and repair for web systems easier than ever before.  You can catch a live demo of Alchemy’s magic in action on Thursday at 1:20 p.m.  Are you a Trivia Ninja?  If so, you’ll definitely want to join in the fun on Thursday night with Survey Says – a high-energy Family Feud-style game show with exciting prizes including a… Read More

The Maker Movement and Future Awesomeness for Accessibility

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While at the CSUN conference in March, I attended many great sessions about a wide range of topics, which I’ll be posting about in the future. The first of these I’d like to talk about was regarding the Maker Movement, which I had sort of heard about but hadn’t really given much thought in the past. Obviously, that’s where people make stuff, simple things like arts and crafts…case solved! Elementary my dear Watson. Boy was I wrong. The Maker Movement The Maker Movement is a global phenomenon, which encompasses both physical and virtual spaces in all industries and sectors of… Read More

Diving into the Deep End: A Discussion on SVG, Angular, and Accessibility

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Recently I had the pleasure and privilege of attending my first Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities conference, commonly referred to as CSUN. CSUN is a fabulous opportunity to learn from, network with and engage other practitioners in the accessibility and assistive technology fields. I had a wonderful time connecting with friends – both old and new – and learning how each of them strives to use technology to empower people with disabilities. The first session I attended was entitled Diving into the Deep End: A Discussion on SVG, Angular, and Accessibility, presented by the fine Simply Accessible team…. Read More

AT&T, Accessibility and You – How They Do It At T

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At CSUN this year I had the pleasure of attending a talk titled “Ensuring Accessibility is Considered Throughout the Lifecycle” by Oleg Vasilyev and William Lawrence of AT&T.  (Apologies, guys, I know I didn’t get the talk title quite right.)  Oleg and William discussed AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office (CATO) and the leading efforts of AT&T in the accessibility space.  The talk provided a variety of great observations and notes – thanks to Oleg and William for delivering it.  A few points that I found of interest: Develop and manage a front door process for accessibility.  Make sure that all… Read More

If Everything is Urgent, Nothing is Urgent

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AT CSUN 2015 I had the pleasure of attending many great sessions. As an Accessibility Consultant myself, a quote from the session titled “Targeting an Exceptional Online Shopping Experience” really resonated with me; “if everything is urgent, nothing is urgent”. Accessibility Consultants for Target.com presented a mature testing and development approach to digital accessibility within an agile environment.   The team showcased the importance and success of partnering with the user experience (UX) teams within the organization through support and consultation ranging from wireframe reviews, pattern libraries and assistive technology testing to name a few. It is a valiant trait of… Read More

SSB BART Group’s CSUN 2014 Presentations for Download

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Our crew is having a fantastic time at the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN)! We’ve had a number of requests for copies of the slides from SSB BART Group sessions and we’re happy to oblige.  The following presentations are available for download: AccDC – A Fast Route to Access for Web Applications – Bryan Garaventa Accessibility Compliance Monitoring – Tammy Cosseboom and Matt Baillargeon Accessibility and Rapid e-Learning Tools – Tim Springer and Brenda Roukey The ARIA Technology Stack – Browsers and Screen Readers – Jonathan Avila and Bryan Garaventa Creating Accessible Content in Microsoft Office 2010 – Thomas Logan and… Read More

New Webinar Series – CSUN 2014 Highlights

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SSB is excited to be presenting over a dozen sessions this year at the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN). If you’ll be attending CSUN we hope you’ll check out some of our sessions in person, but if you’re not attending you’ll still have an opportunity to catch many of the same topics and presenters via this new webinar series. You can catch the following free webinars in the CSUN 2014 Series this month: The Pros and Cons of Automated Accessibility Testing Tools Tuesday, March 11th 2:00PM – 2:45PM EDT/11:00AM – 11:45AM PDT Register Now! Automated testing… Read More

Join SSB BART Group at CSUN 2014!

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SSB is a proud sponsor of this year’s 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN), and our team is gearing up for the event! In addition to 11 sessions on the main CSUN schedule, SSB will be hosting several other activities at the event, including our first Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) User Summit on Thursday, March 20th at 3:00pm. A great opportunity for current AMP users as well as anyone interested in learning more about AMP, the Summit will introduce the AMP Product Team, preview the AMP product roadmap, introduce our new monitoring service, Compliance Monitor, and present a user… Read More

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