Web for All (W4A) Accessibility Hackathon
Registration Deadline Extended to May 7
Join PEAT and the DIAGRAM Center at this year's two-day Web for All (W4A) Accessibility Hackathon. The hack will take place May 15 & 16 at the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, and is sponsored by Microsoft.
Although the hack will be focused on making learning modules more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities, technical experience is not necessary to participate. In addition to coders, we welcome persons with disabilities, teachers, advocates, designers, vocational rehab and workforce specialists, and other experts to help us create new educational technologies or enhance existing ones.
Food and beverages during the event will be provided, including breakfast and lunch both days and dinner Wednesday night.
If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP now! The deadline to register is May 7.
About the partners
The annual Web4All Conference (W4A) is the premiere venue for accessibility research. In recognition of the emergence of this new age, the theme for the 2019 conference is “Personalisation – Personalising the Web.”
The DIAGRAM Center is a Benetech initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs that creates tools, standards, and best practices to support students with disabilities and learning differences. We engage a diverse community of stakeholders to develop new technologies and resources that meet the needs and preferences of differently-abled students.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to do so. PEAT is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).