Accessibility and Drupal Meetup

Images of Mike Giffors and accessibility keyboard buttons

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

As a community, Drupal wants to be sure that the websites and the features we build are accessible to everyone, including those who have disabilities. To be inclusive we must think beyond color contrasts, font scaling, and alt texts. Identifying the barriers and resolving them is fundamental in making the web inclusive for everyone.

Accessibility fosters social equality and inclusion for not just those with disabilities but also those with intermittent internet access in rural communities and developing nations.

The Bay Area is fortunate to have Mike Gifford visiting from Canada and he carries with him unique perspectives on web accessibility. Hook 42 has organized an evening with Mike for conversation, collaboration, and thought leadership surrounding Drupal Accessibility.

Meetup Details: Accessibility and Drupal

Mike Gifford of OpenConcept is visiting the Bay Area. He has spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008.

We would like to extend an invitation to everyone for a meetup.

This is an opportunity to for us to talk with Mike and Community leaders about Drupal and accessibility. This can be about business development, but also a chance to talk and collaborate about contributing back to open source communities and finding ways to make accessibility easier to implement for everyone.

Possible Topics:

  • Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 & Drupal 8
  • What We Missed in Drupal 8 & How Point Releases Can Help Fix That!
  • Accessibility / Security - What have they got in common?
  • Leveraging Drupal & accessibility in site builds

Snacks and drinks will be available.

When and Where:

Thursday June 15th, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the
UCSF - Mission Center Building, MCB Conference Room 126 
1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

The entrance is through the parking lot and the gate is on 15th street.

Accessibility and Drupal EventBrite link

For those who want to extend the conversation, we're open to going out for drinks after the main event!