A11yYOW Our Accessibility Unconference

Ottawa's First Accessibility Unconference was held on December 2nd, 2011. The turnout was great, the discussions were amazing and people are already thinking about a follow-up event in 2012.

Social Media: Follow @a11yYOW for more information.  Hashtag #a11yyow

Please set up an account: We've be using this site as a discussion & announcement space so please sign up for future information.

Conference Videos

We'll be posting videos from the conference here. We're using Youtube at the moment,

Drupal7 WET Presentation & Demo

Tweet Reach Summary

As suggested by Tanya Snook I ran the Tweet Reports, but in searching I found Tweet Reach which had a reporting tool that determined #a11yyow tweets reached 15,004 people.  This was via searching for info within 50 tweets on December 06.  22 Tweets, 22 RT's and 6 @replies. The combined twitter exposure for the event was 37,057 impressions.

Unconference Survey

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. It's really important for us to gather feedback from participants so that we can learn how to improve this event in the future.

Session Plan

Time Jean Piggot Councillor's Lodge Richmond Honeywell Billings
10:30 Strategies for Desktop Accessibility ADOA (Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities) / What is Inclusion Accessibility Technology Demonstrations WCAG 2.0 Accessibility in Social Media
11:30 - Aging and Accessibility / Emotional Support Email Accessibility Technology Demonstrations (Cont.) WET Presentation /
Drupal 7 Distribution

Accessibility Issues?

We're trying to make this event and the website around it as accessible as possible.  If you do discover problems, please use the form below to convey them to us.

New Graphics & Posters

We're happy to unveil the new graphics that were designed by Vicky Lam. We're quite happy with the new design & will be working to apply it to the site shortly. In the mean time you can download the full version to shrare and a PDF file to print out.

Small - Accessibility Matters - Come Join Us @ Ottawa Accessibility Unconference

AccessAbility Day 2011 on December 9th

Prior the A11yYOW Unconference, we're hoping that people will also register for the City of Ottawa's AccessAbility Day 2011 on December 9th. All participants are asked to register in advance by December 1 by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401), so we can't just wait to announce this at the end of the Unconference.

Registration Officially Open

We're excited to announce that the registration for A11yYOW is now open.  Please register to get updates on the conference leading up to the December 2nd event.  

There will be no registration fee, but we need a good sense of numbers so that we can ensure that we have enough coffee & food for the day.  

Please encourage other accessibility professionals & advocates to sign up.  This will be a great opportunity to discuss the AODA & efforts to achieve WCAG 2.0 AA compliance.  

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