Axe-con, a virtual conference that focuses on digital accessibility, will be held March 15th to 17th, 2022. Developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels are welcome to attend this free conference. Come join Academic Technology Solutions team members as we attend this three-day, multi-track conference to help further digital accessibility efforts at the University of Chicago.
Top experts in the field will show us how to build, test, and maintain accessible digital experiences that can benefit everyone at our university. This year’s guests include English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who is best known as the co-inventor of the World Wide Web. In addition to the live events, anyone registered for axe-con 2022 can also visit the axe-con archives to watch over 80 sessions and 100 speakers from the past years.
Why attend Axe-con?
Talks at axe-con will include case studies from enterprise companies leading in large-scale accessibility efforts, as well as best practices and updates from technology leaders around the world.
Key topics will include accessibility in development, accessibility in design, organizational success with accessibility, and a wildcard track. If you’d like to learn more about last year’s schedule and speakers, you can view the axe-con 2021 session archives here (registration required).
Not sure what to attend?
There are many sessions. If you would like to stop by for one or two education-focused sessions, we recommend one of the following.
- The A11yCats Game Design Process: An Irreverent Reverent Adventure in Accessibility on Tuesday March 15, at 3:00pm CST; led by Cyndi Wiley, Digital Accessibility Lead / Iowa State University.
- Accessible Data and Design on Tuesday March 15, at 10:00am CST; led by Regine Gilbert, New York University, UX designer, author, and digital accessibility advocate.
- Abilities Design: A new framework to brainstorm ideas for accessible solutions on Wednesday March 16, at 12:30pm CST; led by John L. O’Neill, University of Minnesota Duluth / Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Attendees will receive access to:
- Three days of multi-track sessions based on areas of interest.
- Interactive online sessions with Chat, Q&A, and Polling.
- Live captions and ASL for every session.
- Special virtual entertainment sessions.
- Access to session recordings from axe-con 2021