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October 13 - 15



2-for-1: Web Accessibility with VueJS / Building Stronger Teams: Diversity and Inclusion, Pipeline and Retention

Maria Lamardo    Lisa Smith   

Maria Lamardo – Web Accessibility with VueJS (Introductory)

Want to learn about Web Accessibility with Vue.js?

A Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst turned Web Developer gives you a different take on accessibility and why it is important. Web Accessibility is a way to make everyone – regardless of hardware, software, language, location, or ability – have access to the web and internet in whole. Let’s use Vue.js to create accessible web apps!

As a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with 8 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, I have first-hand experience in the challenges facing people with disabilities who want to interact with web applications.

You will learn about:

  • People with disability and the Web
  • Accessibility Tests
  • Sementic HTML
  • Screen Readers
  • ARIA Labels
  • Tabindexing

Why is accessibility good for business

  • Increases findability with search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Increases potential use by more people which expands potential market share
  • Increases usability and potential use in more situations
  • Increases positive image

Lisa Smith – Building Stronger Teams: Diversity and Inclusion, Pipeline and Retention (Introductory)

Diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, more productive, and make more money than their less diverse competitors. How do you build that high performing team and keep it together? We’ll talk about how to rethink job announcements, hiring practices, and the importance of retention for overall success.