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John Slatin AccessU 2019

Wednesday, May 15 to Friday, May 17, 2019
Pre-Conference: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
St. Edwards University
Austin, TX

Thank you all for another great AccessU!

John Slatin AccessU 2019 is a wrap! We made new friends, reconnected with old friends, and learned a whole lot more about ways to make the online world a more accessible place. Highlights from AccessU included:

  • Three days with seven tracks of hands-on digital accessibility training.
  • Pre-conference, deep-dive workshops.
  • IAAP certification exams.
  • Accessibility hack day for Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Docs.
  • W3C Web Accessibility Initiative meetings.
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) keynote and celebration with Joe Devon, GAAD founder.
  • Keynote address and evening networking with the incomparable Haben Girma.
  • and so much more!

We hope to see you all again—or for the first time—next year!

Keynote Speaker: Haben Girma

Disability rights attorney and advocate Haben Girma will be the keynote speaker for AccessU 2019, the premier digital accessibility training conference. Girma is the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School. In 2016 she was named one of Forbes’s “30 Under 30” and in 2013 was named a White House Champion of Change.

Haben Girma

We are thrilled to welcome Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, back to Austin for AccessU!

Ms. Girma was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013, and later named one of Forbes’s “30 Under 30" in 2016.

Catch Haben during our lunch keynote on Day 1 as well as a meet-and-greet reception later that afternoon.

More about Haben at AccessU

About John Slatin AccessU

“Good design IS accessible design.” - John Slatin

The John Slatin AccessU conference is named after the late John Slatin of the University of Texas, a pioneering leader in web accessibility. This three-day web accessibility training institute teaches accessibility, usability, and inclusive design skills in an interactive and communal environment where anyone in any role will learn everything they need to know about integrating accessibility into their company.

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