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Accessibility Hackathon - #a11yhack

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 18F, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and DC Legal Hackers hosted an Accessibility Hackathon on March 31, 2015.

Federal websites are, by law, designed to be accessible to everyone – individuals who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, or have mobility issues – and we want you to help us develop shareable solutions to some digital accessibility problems facing Government and users today.

This Accessibility Hackathon featured experts discussing this work, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to make a real difference on these issues.

When and where

  • Date: March 31, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: GSA Conference Center, 1800 F St. NW, Washington, DC

Key Links

Hackathon Schedule & Presentations: Find the day's agenda.

Hackpad snapshot in HTML captured on April 1, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. | Live Hackpad: Shared notes from hackathon.

Resources: Accessibility Resources.

Tools: Accessibility Tools.

Best Practices and Common Testing Tools: Accessibility Tools.

#a11yhack is the hashtag.

Food: Here are some nearby places.

Hackathon Projects:

Join or post your projects in the Accessibility Hackathon Hackpad.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, government-issued ID (to get in to the government building), and creative energy! If you work for the government and have a PIV card, you can get right in by just showing the guard your badge. (Skip the line!)

Follow us here:

Twitter @18F
Twitter @DCLegalHackers
GitHub / 18F / hackathons / a11yhack
GitHub / 18F / accessibility