June 24, 2019: Improving Accessibility

We are pleased to welcome Kevin Hufnagle to STC-SV this month!

Many of us writers have at least a passing familiarity with accessibility best practices for the domains that we document. However, is our documentation itself accessible? This talk will cover the key elements that make a website more accessible: consistent layout, meaningful hyperlink text, support for different types of input, judicious use of color, and more. By creating documentation with accessibility needs in mind, you make it easier for everyone to consume your content more easily and effectively.

About Kevin Hufnagle

Kevin is a technical writer on the Android team at Google. In this role, he focuses on writing narrative guides that help third-party app developers apply the platform’s best practices related to app architecture and user interaction. Prior to his time at Google, Kevin was a front-end software engineer at ICONICS, a Microsoft gold partner, specializing in creating the elements that customers used in their industrial- and manufacturing-based process dashboards.

Kevin earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and professional writing from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated with high distinction.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019
Meeting time: 6:00-8:00pm+
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Free
Note: You don’t have to be an official STC member to attend the meetings.

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