Accessibility Conferences, Meet-ups and Webinars

Accessibility conferences, meetup and webinars are a great way too deepen your accessibility knowledge and meet with other industry professionals. Some of these conferences, meetups and webinars also contribute for IAAP CAEC (Continuing Accessibility Education Credit) which help renew IAAP certifications like CPACC, WAS and ADS.

  1. #a11yWeekTO
    #a11yTO actively promotes digital inclusion for the design and development communities in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We welcome people of all abilities and experience – from people curious about what this accessibility thing is all about to experts in the field.
  2. A Future Date
    A virtual a11y conference
  3. A11y Bytes
    A11y Bytes is a dynamic, fast-paced evening of lightning talks about digital accessibility and the needs and preferences of users with disabilities.
  4. AbilityNet TechShare Pro
    TechShare Pro brings together digital accessibility and inclusion specialists from Europe and beyond to connect and learn from each other.
  5. ACCESS 2022:Age of Digital Inclusion:
    At ACCESS, they are gathering the most influential people in accessibility to share their frameworks for inclusivity.
  6. Access Israel’s International Conference
    Access Israel is a leading organization which strives to improve accessibility and inclusion globally through learning, development and knowledge sharing strategies. The organization leads an ecosystem which includes hundreds of organizations: startups, multinational corporations, NGOs, governmental and public organizations, international organizations, and individual professional experts.
  7. Accessibility Club Conference
    1-day 1-track conference for web developers and designers about all things web accessibility and assistive technology
  8. Accessibility Scotland
    Accessibility Scotland’s focus is on providing a friendly, affordable, and informative day focused on digital accessibility and inclusion.
  9. AccessibilityPlus Event Calendar presents AccessibilityPlus Event calendar, where you will find the latest, upcoming events and the most recent past events.
  10. Accessing Higher Ground
    Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:
    • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
    •Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
    •The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.
  11. AccessU
    Accessibility: Off the Sideline and into the Mainstream
  12. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) Conference
    The ATIA Conference addresses all disabilities and all types of assistive technology for all ages, from early childhood to seniors. Sessions and events embrace the education market, university-level disability services, technology for independent living, accommodations for the workplace, the needs of an aging population, and research on technology developments and outcomes.
  13. Axe-con
    Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences.
  14. Blue Sky Institute, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit
    The annual DEI Summit is a critical part of the work to accelerate DEI progress in Idaho, we ended the two days urging participants to not allow the event to simply serve as a checkbox for themselves and their organizations. The new tools, connections, and understanding that each person received must be taken and transformed into action. Whether that is a conversion, a commitment to action, a policy change, new community partnership, etc., the need to carry the energy, information and momentum forward is essential to driving equity and inclusion in our state.
  15. Conference on European Web Accessibility Regulations
    IAAP Europe and G3ict are co-organizing an event covering policy, standardization and case studies in the European perspective of web accessibility. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the increasing requirements for private and public sectors.
  16. CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
    The Center on Disabilities, through the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology
  17. Digital Accessibility Legal Summit
    Digital Accessibility Legal Summit bring together experts from the fields of accessibility and legal to discuss current trends, and to provide insights that will be helpful to practitioners in their work on digital accessibility.
  18. European Accessibility Summit Side Event
    Focusing on the specific European content, this accessibility event includes subject matter presentations, policy discussions and expert panels.
  19. European Digital Accessibility Virtual Event
    The European accessibility market is growing fast, and the need for qualified professionals has never been more evident. IAAP and EDF experts share knowledge and support each other around the globe, they contribute to innovation and make the world more inclusive. Focusing on the specific European content, this accessibility event includes subject matter presentations, policy discussions, and expert panels.
  20. HelloA11Y
    HelloA11y is evangelizing the Indian tech community with accessibility knowledge by hosting virtual conferences, providing mentorship & guidance.
  21. ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium
    Is a place where you can share your innovations and to help explore how we can adapt to new accessibility challenges in our new world.
  22. Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24)
    A Free 24-Hour Online Community Event On Accessibility
  23. M-Enabling Summit
    Attracting leading advocates, corporate executives and accessibility professionals involved in digital inclusion, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase offering rich networking opportunities, fostering innovative technology that benefits more than one-billion Persons with Disabilities and an expanding population of aging adults globally.
  24. Magnify Conference
    The Magnify Conference was created from a surge of inspiration when seeing so many talented people practicing inclusive design practices daily across the globe.
  25. OZeWAI Conference
    Bringing together digital accessibility experts, specialists and researchers from all over the world to explore digital inclusion.
  26. SciAccess:
    The Science Accessibility Conference is an international conference dedicated to promoting disability inclusion and equity in STEM. SciAccess brings together researchers, educators, students, and disability advocates to share best practices in accessible STEM education, outreach, and research.
  27. Sight Tech Global
    Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility.
  28. Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit:
    This summit will cover exciting new technological advances in the world of accessibility. They also be visiting issues facing individuals with disabilities and how these issues can be addressed with technology
  29. TechAccessOK Conference
    TechAccessOK is Oklahoma’s premier conference that focuses on accessibility in technology and the web
  30. Texthelp’s Accessibility Events
    At Texthelp’s Festival of Accessibility, hear from a range of experts to discover key learnings and find out what’s next.
  31. The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit
    The Summit includes in-depth talks and panels, featuring leaders from the digital accessibility and legal fields who will be tackling big practice issues.
  32. The Guelph Accessibility Conference
    To raise awareness (and encourage action) among educators, IT managers and providers, web managers and content providers, course designers, and individuals who create and disseminate information regarding:
    ◦Accessibility issues related to the use of information in a range of formats and settings
    ◦Standards, tools and strategies for identifying and correcting information accessibility barriers
    ◦Strategies for incorporating the issue of accessibility into the real-world environment of competing interests and limited resources.
  33. Web Accessibility in Mind Conference by WebAIM
    This virtual conference will provide conference participants with content that will help them mature their practice in digital accessibility. Our goals include:
    • Provide a diverse range of perspectives from a diverse group of speakers.
    • Share solutions to accessibility challenges.
    • Give advice and guidance that helps our participants to actively contribute to providing more accessible digital spaces.
    • Bring together a cross section of public and private sector technology professionals from organizations large and small.
  34. Web4All
    W4A continues to be a premiere venue for accessibility research, and we welcome submissions on all aspects of web accessibility. We invite your best work that advances our understanding of access for people across the accessibility continuum.
  35. WordPress Accessibility Day
    WP A11y Day is a 24-hour global event. We’ll be featuring a selection of speakers from around the world.
  36. Zero Project Conference
    Our mission is working for a world with zero barriers. Worldwide, the Zero Project finds and shares solutions that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities.
  1. Accessibility DC
    This group has discussions on how to make the web more accessible and the following are some topics of interest: – Section 508 Compliance or WCAG 2.0 – Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible – Creating Accessible PDF’s – Making Flash Accessible – What is WAI-ARIA – (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications) – Accessible Video Captioning – Accessible Audio Transcription – Panel Discussion on “Issues Affecting Individuals with Disabilities on the Web” – Mobile Application Accessibility – and many more subjects.
  2. Accessibility London
    We are the UK’s largest accessibility community, a welcoming and friendly group of people focussed on digital products, digital services and the built environment across the public, private and charitable sectors. Our members are people with lived experiences of disability, accessibility professionals, accessibility researchers, accessibility advocates, user researchers, user experiences professionals, visual designers, content designers, developers, quality assurance testers, policy makers and managers.
  3. Accessibility Web + WordPress
    Here we talk about all things Accessibility, for websites, social media, and other online platforms (but mostly for websites, and mostly WordPress websites). We are designers, developers, marketers, small business owners, with web accessibility knowledge ranging from beginner to seasoned specialist.
  4. Atlanta A11y Meetup
    This is a group for anyone interested in web accessibility. Whether you’re a UX designer, developer, project manager, or are simply curious about the value and impact web accessibility can have on your products and our community.
  5. Austin Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup
    Calling all Austin developers, designers, accessibility, usability, and any other high-tech professionals. Would you like to network with like-minded professionals that are passionate about inclusive design? Would you like to learn how to make your work more accessible? Do you work in accessibility and want to share your knowledge? If you have an interest in accessibility and inclusive design, we want you in this group. 
  6. Bangalore, India Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup
    If you are a designer, developer, usability specialist, or other influencer of the technology community, make sure you take time to recognize the value of Accessibility. You are invited to be part of the growing community of technology professionals who are talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and users with different disabilities.
  7. Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design
    Whether you: work on digital accessibility and are eager to share your knowledge, want to learn how to make what you are creating accessible to and inclusive of users with different disabilities, and/or are keen to network with like-minded professionals, this group is for you.
  8. Berlin A11Y Meetup
    A11y Meetup Berlin is designed to bring together the accessibility, web performance, and inclusive design community to share and discuss ideas, best practices, and experiences. We would love to invite everyone interested in these topics.
  9. Boston a11y Meetup
    This group is for anyone interested in anything related to accessibility, assistive technology and inclusive design.
  10. Boulder Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup
    This group is about bringing together anyone interested in accessibility and inclusive design to share ideas, best practices and hopefully to raise the bar in Colorado when it comes to digital inclusion.
  11. Brisbane, Australia Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    This group is for web practitioners and other professionals who are interested in web accessibility and inclusive design practices.
  12. Budapest Accessibility Meetup
    This group is for you if you work as a UXer, designer or developer and feel that you have room for improvement in the field of inclusive design and accessibility, you work as a project manager and want to understand accessibility specifications, you work as a content manager and want to know how much the accessibility of your project depends on you, you represent the client side and would like to formulate accessibility requirements for your project that really serve the interests of your future users. The primary language of this group is Hungarian.
  13. Buffalo Accessibility Meetup
    Buffalo has plenty of companies and departments within companies that build websites, web-based applications, traditional software applications, mobile apps, and other software tools. This is a venue for developers, designers, UX professionals, copywriters, QA professionals, and so on, to get together to learn from and share with others everything we can about accessibility and inclusiveness.
  14. Canberra, Australia Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    This group is for web practitioners and other professionals who are practicing or intending to practice in the area of web accessibility and inclusive design practices.
  15. Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    The Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup is designed to bring like-minded web and mobile app developers and engineers, user experience, design and other digital professionals together in a setting of sharing, learning, and networking.
  16. Cleveland Accessibility Meetup
    We seek to increase awareness of digital accessibility, inclusive design, and assistive technologies in Northeast Ohio in a setting of sharing, learning, and networking.
  17. Denver, Colorado DenA11y Meetup
    We will discuss and demonstrate accessibility techniques used professionally, ask and answer questions about how to add accessibility to current software, and also examine how accessibility can fit into your organization and what steps you can personally take to improve the accessibility of your products.
  18. Greater Toronto Area A11Y Meetup Group
    Our goal is to provide a place for you to learn, share your experiences, ideas, and solutions and collaborate on building a more inclusive web.
  19. Helsinki, Finland Web Accessibility Meetup
    This is a group for people who already develop things for the web, and are interested in learning how to bake accessibility into things they create.
  20. Los Angeles Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup
    We are accessibility and inclusive design practitioners of differing abilities who want to help practitioners who are either unaware of or hesitant to engage in accessible and inclusive design.
  21. Melbourne, Australia Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    This group is for web practitioners and other professionals who are interested in web accessibility and inclusive design practices.
  22. Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Accessibility Twin Cities Meetup
    Accessibility Twin Cities is designed to connect and support individuals who work in – or are even simply interested in – the field of digital accessibility and accessibility testing for organizations, businesses, and government.  Our goal is to give accessibility aficionados a chance to meet, share resources, and learn together. 
  23. Montreal A11Y Meetup
    a11yMTL is a bilingual interest group for anyone passionate about web accessibility, universal design, and digital inclusion. Come share your experiences as end users, or discuss ways to improve your skill sets as developers, designers and content authors. 
  24. Nebraska Digital Accessibility Meetup
    The Nebraska Digital Accessibility Meetup is a place where people interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design can share ideas and learn. We discuss topics like ADA compliance, Section 508, the intersection of disabilities and digital content, WCAG, inclusive design, ARIA, JavaScript frameworks, and more.
  25. NYC A11Y Meetup
    This group exists to advance accessibility and inclusive design. The goal is to bring together NYC’s accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, and experiences.
  26. Ottawa, Canada Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design A11Y YOW Meetup
    This group is about regularly bringing together our accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, our experiences and hopefully to raise the bar when it comes to digital inclusion. If you’re interested in accessibility & inclusive design then we want you in this group.
  27. Perth, Australia Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    This group is for web practitioners and other professionals who are practicing or intending to practice in the area of web accessibility and inclusive design practices.
  28. Portland, OR Accessibility and User Experience Meetup
    The Portland Accessibility and User Experience (PDX A11Y UX) Meetup addresses how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. This meetup hosts an ongoing conversation about how to create in a way that is inclusive to the greatest number of people possible – meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.
  29. Princeton A11Y Meetup
    A11yPrinceton meetups explore topics relevant to digital accessibility, inclusive design, and assistive technology. The group is organized by Princeton University in partnership with Educational Testing Services (ETS).
  30. Quebec Accessibility Meetup
    The main objective of which is to bring together all the players concerned with Web accessibility to share advances, developments and innovative solutions in terms of accessibility.
  31. San Diego Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    This meetup is for anyone interested in anything related to accessibility and inclusive design. We’ll usually have lightning talks by accessibility experts and plenty of time to chat with speakers and fellow attendees.
  32. Seattle Area Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    We are the Seattle area analysts, designers, developers, testers, and teachers working to champion and improve experiences for every web and mobile user. Our goal is to offer periodic events and opportunities that serve the accessibility community.
  33. Stockholm, Sweden t12t – Meetup
    A meetup with a focus on digital accessibility. We choose language for our meetups depending on subject and speakers. This means that some of our meetups are in english while others are in swedish.
  34. Sydney, Australia Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
    This group is for anyone interested in inclusive research, design and development practices. This includes accessible design and development, user research that involves people with disabilities in a holistic, integrated fashion as well as compliance with international standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  35. Utrecht, Netherlands Inclusive Design & Accessibility Meetup
    We like to come together to talk about inclusive design and accessibility, be it UX design, UI design, EU law changes, web accessibility, product design, user research.
  36. Virtual Reality Accessibility Group Meetup
    This group is for people who want to meet and discuss topics around accessibility in technology for people with disabilities that apply to XR/VR/AR.
  37. WordPress Accessibility Meetup
    Virtual meetups on making WordPress websites accessible with live captions. This meetup has been officially approved for Continuing Accessibility Education Credits for maintaining Website Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).
  1. BarrierBreak – Network & Learn
    The virtual event is not only a networking session where members and potential members can share accessibility tips and expertise, but it also acts as an event to help build and strengthen our community for accessibility professionals. It will be a great session for you to learn from other accessibility industry leaders, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to connect with other professionals in the accessibility space.
  2. IAAP DACH Chapter Webinar
    Our online seminar series has set itself the goal of promoting the exchange of knowledge on the subject of accessibility. Best practices and new trends and tools are presented every two months as part of a free online seminar.
  3. IAAP Nordic Chapter Webinar
    At this webinar, we present the results of the Users as Experts project and discuss what if we could train people with disabilities in web accessibility so that they can become active users who provide constructive feedback when they discover shortcomings and work as accessibility experts and expert users in tests and in this way help website owners who want to meet the requirements of the law. People with disabilities are often experts in accessibility, sometimes without thinking about it. Experiencing how lack of accessibility creates obstacles in everyday life provides unique experiences and insights.
  4. NeuroAbilities Virtual Symposium
    As Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Neurotechnology (NT) devices evolve rapidly, what are their pathways to marketable solutions for Persons with Disabilities? What is their market potential? How can their design and applications best serve Persons with Disabilities? How can barriers to adoption be lifted and neuroethics challenges resolved? The NeuroAbilities Virtual Symposium will explore these issues with experts.

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