We’re proud to be sponsoring John Slatin AccessU 2013. We’re hosting a series of interviews with some great speakers from the conference and post them here as podcasts with transcripts. Enjoy!

It’s that time of year again, and we are totally thrilled to support 2013’s John Slatin AccessU, being held from May 14 – May 16 in beautiful Austin, Texas. And, we think you’ll be excited about it, too. Read on!

Every year, Knowbility hosts a whirlwind two-day event, multiple tracks that each contain amazing content; truly, there are sessions and workshops for every web professional. Curating the best and most relevant topics each year, Knowbility offers pragmatic accessibility training in technology, design, policy, strategy, and innovation, all in a very intimate environment with the world’s brightest instructors. See real-world examples and learn from industry leaders in technology, accessibility, web standards, and user experience. Whether you come to participate in the classroom workshops, or you come to join in the lively discussions about the latest trends in digital inclusion, you will leave with new strategies and expertise on how to create and maintain more universally accessible web content.

Sound good?

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In the meantime, we want to bring a little bit of AccessU to you, so, the Simply Accessible team has invited some of this year’s most notable speakers to have a conversation with Derek Featherstone. In these podcast interviews, each guest tells us a little bit about his or her session, shares what kinds of things that we can expect to learn at AccessU, and even delivers their favourite insider tip on getting the most out of a visit to Austin, Texas.

Here’s the first one:

An interview with Lainey Feingold

Every few days leading up to the conference, we’ll release another podcast interview for your listening and/or reading pleasure. Enjoy, and see you in Austin!

4 thoughts on “An inside look at AccessU 2013”

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  1. Sveta says:

    “Every few days leading up to the conference, we’ll release another podcast interview for your listening pleasure.”

    Not everyone can have a “pleasure” listening to a podcast if they have issues with hearing and/or perceiving aural information.

    Can that be rephrased to say something like: “Every few days leading up to the conference, we’ll release another transcribed podcast interview for your listening and/or reading pleasure.”?

    Same for other sentences that mention podcasts like: “We’re hosting a series of interviews with some great speakers from the conference and post them here as podcasts.”

    Instead can it be said like: “We’re hosting a series of interviews with some great speakers from the cofnerence and post them here as podcasts AND transcripts.”

    Otherwise as a deaf person, I feel like my needs are not considered.

    Thanks!

  2. Elle Waters says:

    Hi, Sveta!

    We’ll change the wording to be non-sensory specific, absolutely. We should have caught that – my apologies. I appreciate the suggestion, and hope that you enjoy the series and are able to attend or support the efforts of AccessU.

  3. Sveta says:

    Thanks, Elle! However, I notice that the wording is still not changed?

  4. Elle Waters says:

    Hi, Sveta! I’m not sure I understand your latest reply. On April 25th, I changed the wording to read as follows:

    “Every few days leading up to the conference, we’ll release another podcast interview for your listening and/or reading pleasure. Enjoy, and see you in Austin!”

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