A11y Bytes 2020 Speakers

Here are our awesome byte size presentations for 2020:

Glen Walker

Put it on my TAB

Glen will show you how to find almost a dozen accessibility issues using just the TAB key. He will also touch on combining the TAB key along with a custom focus indicator and a screen reader to gain additional insight.

Gerry Neustatl

Gerry Neustatl

Media accessibility at the ABC

Gerry will share the ABC’s journey towards inclusive media experiences that can be enjoyed by all Australians, including people with impaired sight, hearing or cognition.

Alastair Somerville

PIAF: How to think about cognitive accessibility

Alastair will share the principles of PIAF, a simple way of thinking about some of the core design issues. Each letter of PIAF represents a way in which information becomes cognitively accessible.

Scott Cabot

Let’s get physical: First impressions of the Microsoft Adaptive Controller

Scott will run through his first impressions of the Microsoft Adaptive Controller and Logitech Adaptive Gaming Kit as a developer.

Bill Bennett

Preparing for accessibility

Bill will share his thoughts as a person with macular degeneration, and what he can do now to make life easier if his sight worsens.

Michelle Chu

How to train your dragons!

Michelle will share her journey in a mobile app team, and how she became friends with dragons by empowering her team to become accessibility champions, and transform a deserted island into a 5-star one!

David Brady

Online communications access challenges for Australians with a hearing loss during COVID-19

David will share the impact of COVID-19 on millions of Australians with a hearing loss is felt strongly in educational, workplace, and health settings by the increase in voice reliance communications, virtual meetings, and wearing of masks by front line professionals.

Priti Rohra

Experience of visually impaired users listening to instructions on the web!

Priti will share her experience as a screen reader user, and how to keep information short and precise to reduce cognitive overload.

Rachel Morgan-Trimmer

10 stupidly easy things you can do to be accessible

Rachel will show you ten of the easiest, cheapest and quickest things you can do to make your product, service or place of work accessible – and why it matters.

Russ Weakley

How to build accessible UI components

Russ will share a pattern for building or reviewing any new UI component – semantics, focusable, keyboard interaction, visible states, accessible name and relationships.

Julie Grundy

The best of both worlds

Julie will share how you can animate your content using CSS techniques that are well-supported right now without compromising on accessibility requirements.

Corin Edwards


Corin will share an approach for creating accessible colour palettes for the visual appearance of buttons with hover states.


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