UMBRAAD Umbraco Accessibility Day

UMBRAAD Umbraco Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

20th May 2021 is the first-ever Umbraco Accessibility Awareness Day

Umbraco Accessibility Team
Written by The Accessibility Team

The first-ever Umbraco Accessibility Awareness Day 2021 is coming up on Thursday, 20th May. The Umbraco A11Y team will host UMBRAAD, a half day of talks and discussion on Umbraco-related accessibility, as part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! 🔍

There are still knowledge gaps around accessibility issues and many barriers and hurdles still exist when building and developing websites. UMBRAAD is a virtual opportunity for the Umbraco Community and web practitioners to get together, learn and discuss accessibility in general, find out what’s happening with Umbraco accessibility and to pick up any tools and techniques that may help them improve the accessibility of their sites 🛠

The half-day event is open to all involved in designing, building and creating websites 📝💻 It’s also open to anyone with an interest in accessibility and the web, from users to marketers to those who commission websites. Attendees do not have to work exclusively with Umbraco. 

Highlights include:

  • An introduction to the basics of accessibility
  • Developments in accessibility in the new Umbraco backoffice
  • Details on getting involved with the Umbraco A11Y team
  • How illusions are being used to improve accessibility
  • What we can learn about accessibility from maps
  • Plenty of chances to socialize, network and learn from other Umbracians, web practitioners and accessibility experts.

UMBRAAD takes place on Thursday, 20th May from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM CEST.


Register for your free ticket to UMBRAAD


What is Umbraco A11Y?

The Umbraco A11Y community team formed in 2019 after a group of Umbraco developers recognized that in order to improve Umbraco’s usability and meet some of its ethical claims, the backoffice of Umbraco CMS needed special attention and focus to make it more accessible. If we achieve our goal of ultimate accessibility in Umbraco, absolutely no one will be prevented from using the CMS in the way it is intended 🚀

More information about the Umbraco A11Y team can be found in community teams.


What is GAAD?

GAAD was founded by a Los Angeles-based web developer called Joe Devon. Joe’s blog post caught the attention of accessibility professional Jennison Asunction, who contacted him to join forces to develop GAAD events.

Find out more about GAAD by visiting their website.

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