Martin Kliehm and I will be holding a core conversation on WAI-ARIA at next week's SXSW called, Get Rich, Remain Accessible. The conversation will take place at the Austin Convention Center on Sunday 9th March between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm. What aspects of ARIA would you like to talk to us about?
Author: Gez Lemon
The panels at this year's SXSW Interactive Conference and Festival were decided from the number of weighted votes using a panel picker. Martin and I submitted an idea for a panel, but unfortunately, there wasn't enough interest for our panel idea to be selected. There was, however, enough interest for us to be invited to hold a core conversation.
This is the first year that core conversations have been held at SXSW, so we're after as much advice as we can get on how to prepare for it. The organisers suggest a format of a 5-7 minute introductory presentation that will hopefully stimulate conversation from the attendees. To that end, it would be great if we could have a good cross range of people at the core conversation - from people who have never heard of ARIA, but want to ensure their work is as accessible as it can be, to people that are working on the specifications and early implementers. If you fall into any of these categories, we would really appreciate your help.
The organisers at SXSW also suggest that people holding a core conversation should gather a list of frequently asked questions. WAI maintain a list of Frequently Asked Questions on ARIA, but I was wondering what you would be interested in asking or talking about. Even if you're not going to be at the core conversation, it would be great to hear the type of things you would like to talk about, or what questions you have about ARIA. Hopefully, we'll see you there.