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A11YChi Announcements Aug. 27, 2019

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August 27, 2019

A11YChi Announcements Aug. 27, 2019

Announcements and speaker info for the Marcy Sutton & Derek Featherstone Panel, moderated by Fen Slattery



August 27, 2019


  1. Welcome! Tonight, the event organizers are Mayra Martinez, Nick Ng,

    Fen Slattery, and Karen Viado. If you have questions, reach out to them or Sprout Social staff. 5:45-6:10: Socializing Food/Drinks provided by Sprout Social 6:15-6:30: Announcements and Intros Live captioning sponsored by McDonald’s 6:30-7:30: An Evening with Marcy Sutton and Derek Featherstone: A Panel Discussion 7:30-8:00: Socializing / Event ends
  2. Thanks to our venue sponsor sproutsocial.com

  3. Live Captioning on mobile, tablet or any device with a

    web browser streamtext.net/player?event=CDA
  4. Captioning sponsored by

  5. Jobs?

  6. None
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  8. Keep the discussions going on Twitter! @A11YChi — #A11YChi

  9. Marcy Sutton Marcy (she/her) is the Head of Learning at

    Gatsby, a startup creating fast, accessible websites and webapps while building a strong community. Previously, she was a Developer Advocate on the axe-core team at Deque Systems, developing tools for web accessibility testing. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. She co-leads the Accessibility Seattle meetup and recently founded a group called NW Tech Women. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.
  10. Derek Featherstone Derek (he/him) is an internationally known speaker, practitioner,

    and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company. He is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access – focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice, and development methodologies.
  11. Fen Slattery Fen (they/them) is the Accessibility Lead at Clique

    Studios, where they build beautiful things and work towards a more inclusive digital world. As a web engineer, Fen seamlessly translates the needs of users into digital experiences that minimize barriers to access. As part of their advocacy work, they have spoken across the US to audiences of all skill levels, been featured on many panels about inclusion in the tech industry, and have spread their passion for accessibility in mentorship of web professionals.
  12. Marcy (she/her) - @MarcySutton Derek (he/him) - @Feather Fen (they/them)

    - @SublimeMarch #a11ychi