I’m really excited right now. Tomorrow evening me and a couple of colleagues will host the very first meetup on web accessibility in Stockholm.
It all started after discussing web accessibility together with the other frontend devs in the office. Some people suggested that we should have an evening were we really dug into a11y-things. I got the thought that why just us digging into things why not have an open evening where anyone could come? Like a meetup?
This was about a month ago and now it’s here. Our meetup! It’s called t12t (tillgänglighet) as a swedish equivalence to a11y (accessibility). We got a page up at meetup.com and a fair amount of people seems to be interested and have signed up. When I’m writing this we still have a couple of spots left so if you happen to be in Stockholm tomorrow evening and don’t have anything in particular to do please come by!
I don’t think web accessibility is a boring thing that involves checklists and threats about lawsuits. Personally I think web accessibility is an awesome thing. Just how many other mediums are as accessible as the web by default? I mean just compare it to a printed magazine. Right! The web is awesome and If we have some knowledge about the capabilities of the web and its accessibility we can keep it that way.
I’m hoping the meetup tomorrow will be the first one of many. Excited!