April 2023 Edition of Inside Equal Access

Newsletter editors Alison Haynes, Assistant Director, Digital Accessibility and Experience and Doug Flower, Accessibility Specialist, both of the Division of Information Technology

April is our geek squad edition - Doug and I are nerding out on our favorite things to watch, attend, and use in the ACCESSIBILITY + TECHNOLOGY world. This is a light issue focused on getting you caught up on progress so you can keep enfolding accessibility into everything you do.

So, bookmark the recordings to listen to the next time you're taking a walk, waiting in line somewhere, or doing housework. And save our "Accessibility Tools Roundup" article too - we'll help you skip reviewing and googling all that's out there.

We'll see you all again in the fall. Good luck closing out the semester, Flashes Family!

April's Featured Event

Thursday, April 27 - Friday, April 28
Starting at 10:30 a.m. EST

ACCESS is one of North America’s premiere accessibility conferences. This FREE, two-day, virtual event brings together key industry leaders, experts, and professionals from various fields to delve into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in accessibility.

Accessible Technology Conferences

Learning about accessibility doesn't end with Equal Access. Our team has had the opportunity to learn from industry-leading professionals at various conferences, both in-person and on-demand. Check out some of the conferences below to see what's new for accessibility and what's still to come.

  • Event Concluded: Browse All Sessions

    Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17

    The CSUN Conference was built to be an event for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology.

  • Event Concluded: Browse All Sessions

    Wednesday, March 15 - Thursday, March 16

    Axe-con welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to an accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences.

  • Register Now! (FREE)

    Wednesday, May 10

    Google I/O (which stands for Input/Output) centers around new developments in Google and Android devices and platforms, and includes sessions on emerging technology (like AI, virtual and augmented reality, etc.) and accessibility.

Tools of the Trade

  • Android Accessibility: Part 4 of 4 – "Color and Theme Settings"

    Android Accessibility: Part 4 of 4 – "Color and Theme Settings"

    In this new article of the series, we takes closer look at some of the best accessibility features in the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 13, Google’s “most accessible OS yet”.

  • Accessibility Tool Roundup

    Accessibility Tool Roundup

    Check out some of the great tools our team has used over the past year to help create a more accessible experience for everyone.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day logo, visit the website.

Thursday, May 18, 2023, help us celebrate the 12th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.

Learn More About GAAD Find a Virtual Event