2016 #a11yTO Camp – Accessibility Toronto Camp
Saturday November 5th, 2016 @ 9am. OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto (map).
5 presentation tracks / 25 presentations / 250 people. This is the camp's 6th-year!
#a11yTO Camp has always welcomed new people to the accessibility community. With that in mind, we’re going to shake things up this year by trying something new. Our 2016 camp will feature a theme: "Get to know us!"
And by "us" we don't only mean Accessibility Toronto. Rather we're aiming to include everyone. We encourage you to take time to better understand what it means to be part of the community and what we’re all striving for as passionate, inclusive web developers and users.
#a11yTO Camp Call for Presentations is closed
The schedule has been posted. We also recommend using the GuideBook app on your phone, all the camp info is packed into the app.
About #a11yTO Camp
Our mission is to connect people on digital accessibility solutions. It is an opportunity for accessibility professionals (new and experienced) who wouldn't otherwise meet to come together and share ideas, solutions, techniques, case studies and more in an open, relaxed, informal environment.
Focusing on users with different abilities, sessions cover digital accessibility topics from the web (technical to tactical), desktop software, mobile apps, eLearning, online gaming, open source innovations, wearables and everything in between. Watch this brief video from the first #a11yTO Camp to get a feel for what to expect during the day. Also, video recordings from past camps are available.
Regardless of your level of knowledge, this event is for you. It will be a great opportunity for members of the design/development, usability, accessibility, IT and disabled end-user communities to interact and learn from each other. We recommend you browse the Frequently Asked Questions, especially if you have never attended a participant-driven BarCamp/unconference before.
Please support the event with a $10 suggested donation at the door on the day of the event. Your donation will help cover the costs for miscellaneous expenses - materials, food, etc.
Please follow event updates on Twitter via @a11yto or the hashtag #a11yto.
#a11yTO Camp takes its inspiration from the first Accessibility Camp DC, which was held in October 2009. Sister events include:
- Accessibility Camp Quebec
- Accessibility Camp Los Angeles
- Boston Accessibility Group
- A11y Camp Guelph
- Accessibility Camp Seattle
Learn more about the Accessibility Camp Movement
- Interested in stepping up as an event sponsor (to help pay for lunch, t-shirts, disability-related accommodations, etc.)?
- Have a general question about the event?
- Want to be updated by e-mail as the event takes shape?
- Want to volunteer at the event
Please get in touch with us!