SDC:LX @ Volkswagen Digital Solutions, Portugal
Talk: a11y and TDD: A Perfect Match
Software Engineer that used to build stand alone applications for data processing and mission planning systems turned into a Full-Stack Developer working with Test Driven Development, XP and Pair Programming. Also a Mom.
Talk: Creating Accessible React Native Apps
Scott is an accessibility specialist at Shopify. He spends his days auditing web properties and native apps, reviewing code, and discussing inclusive design principles with designers, developers, content authors, partners, support, and legal teams. In his spare time Scott runs an online store and writes about web accessibility at ScottVinkle.me. He also enjoys snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. He lives in Ajax ON with his wife and two children.
Talk: Achieving A11y Automation Testing
Ava Wroten has been building ambitious EmberJS apps for over eight years. She's built health education software at Eyemaginations (now called Rendia), banking and account opening software at Q2, budgeting software for K-12 educators at Allovue, and now she is connecting students to employers at SkillsEngine. With a passion for frontend web apps, Ava is excited for the future of the web as a platform to deliver innovation that betters people's everyday lives.
Teacher, Coder & Testing Enthusiast, USA
Talk: Automated accessibility testing with jest-axe and Lighthouse CI
In her 18 years in the software industry, Bonnie has discovered that she loves all things testing (how great is it when testing reveals exactly what you need to fix about your refactor or new feature?). She's particularly devoted to Test Driven Development for its emphasis on planning before coding. Bonnie is equally passionate about teaching, and she's pleased as punch to be producing online content full time. She feels weird writing about herself in the third person.
Talk: Button vs Div: What's the Big Deal Anyway?, React Accessibility: Beyond the Basics
Law Office of Lainey Feingold, USA
Talk: The Digital Accessibility Legal Landscape – why it matters for developers
Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer in the United States who has worked to make the digital world more inclusive since 1995 and negotiated the first web accessibility agreement in the United States in 2000. Lainey is an international speaker and the Digital Accessibility Resource for the global business to business non-profit Disability:IN. Lainey believes in collaboration over conflict. She developed and practices Structured Negotiation, a problem-solving strategy that avoids lawsuits and focuses on lasting change and relationship-building in the digital accessibility space. She is the author of Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.
Talk: How to do Good Without Doing Anything
Yuraima Estevez is Frontend Development Manager at Shopify. She cares deeply about building open source tools, teaches developers how to create inclusive apps, and is a co-organizer for the useReactNYC meetup. Her superpower is saying hello to every dog she sees, and her current obsession is her Stardew Valley farm.
Deque Systems, USA
Talk: Configuring Axe Accessibility Tests
Talk: Accessibility Credit and How to Pay it
Sandrina is a Frontend Engineer who helps turn ideas into accessible experiences. Within the React ecosystem, she’s been shrinking the gap between Engineering and Product design. Currently she’s doing that at Remote as a Team Leader. Along the journey, she’s has been raising awareness of why Web Accessibility is part of our duties as web creators.
Asaf Shochet Avida
Talk: My Accessibility Journey: the Quest for an Accessible Component Library
Asaf is the front end tech lead @Evinced, with 10+ years of experience in web development, including: frontend, backend and test automation, and a special place in his heart for shiny CI pipelines. After spending a year and a half traveling with his wife and 2 young kids (now 3, Mazal Tov) in the far east, he came back to create state of the art accessibility tools for developers. In his spare time he loves reading Harry Potter with his daughter, mentoring junior devs, and making Pitas on the Saj.
Talk: How to Start Your Journey Into Mobile Accessibility?, How Time-Consuming Is It to Build an Accessible Mobile App?
Hi, I'm Alessandro, a software developer from London. I build a mobile app at Formidable using React Native. I truly believe it is our responsibility to push for accessibility to be considered first-class citizens in our development flow.