GAAD: I wish I’d known…
To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and inspired by Billy Gregory’s talk “Things I Wish I Knew When I Started in Digital Accessibility”, we’ve asked our accessibility engineers for things they wish they’d known when they started out in accessibility.
Favourite ID24 talks
For the last three years the Inclusive Design 24 event, 24 completely free one-hour webinars on all things accessibility, has been on GAAD. This year we’ll be holding it on 9 June 2017 instead, but for old times’ sake here are some of our favourite talks.
During the mid-1990’s, I had a vision of creating an international team of software and web accessibility experts — real experts, surgeons — a team of passionate geniuses who would drive pervasive accessibility, globally. I wrote down the name of this team: eAXs, where “e” at that time was a take off on the commonly used tech acronym for “extreme”. Several years later, TPG was born and today that vision is exemplified in the collective group of friends and colleagues who make up TPG today. So you might wonder, what could I possibly wish I had known…I wish I had known the entire team a decade earlier, built our vision together faster and not called it “The Paciello Group” — because that name fails to properly recognize the great — and I do mean GREAT — team we are, together.