Last year, I went to Accessibility Camp DC 2010 and afterwards said:
Before hand, I knew just a little bit about accessibility, but I’m happy to say that I walked out with a ton of new knowledge and a desire to keep learning on the subject.
I’m happy to say I did keep learning and this continued at Accessibility Camp DC 2011. Some of the highlights for me this year included:
- Russell Heimlich presenting about Video Captioning including its history and more importantly, many of the solutions that are available. I think I now want to shoot another video so I can try it out.
- Ed Summers talking about making charts, graphs, and maps accessible. Ed demonstrated a cool user experience for voice over interactions with touch based charts (iPad, iPod, etc.).
- Great discussions with Eric Wright, John Utter, Char James-Tanny, Kevin Chao, Jennison Asuncion, Paul Adam, and many many others.
- Presenting about some of the work we have done making AddThis more accessible. My slides are available.
Thanks to John Croston and everyone that helped organize and run this things. This is the first annual event in DC that I’ve attended multiple times and I am already looking forward to next years event.