Karl Groves

Tech Accessibility Consultant
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I’m available for accessibility consulting, audits, VPATs, training, and accessible web development, email me directly at karl@karlgroves.com or call me at +1 443-875-7343


Archive of previous conference presentations.

Hidden in Plain View

At Beyond Tellerand 2018, I oversell design and accessibility to make a point that accessibility does not stifle creativity.

Hidden in plain view: Bleeding edge accessibility so good you never noticed – Karl Groves – btconfDUS2018 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo.

To Hell with Performance

At Fronteers Spring 2016. There are scores of concerns, both back-end and front-end, when considering performance. When it comes to accessibility, user performance is also a major concern and extends beyond things like perceived time. While perceived time is very important for UX, accessible user experience intersects performance in that it requires allowing the user to answer one core question as they work with the interface: “What is this thing, and what does it do”.

Karl Groves — To Hell with performance from Fronteers on Vimeo.

Extreme Accessibility

My presentation at CSUN 2016. Slides can be found at http://extreme-accessibility.karlgroves-sandbox.com

F2E Summit 2015: Everything you need to know about Javascript Accessibility. by Karl Groves

Is it really possible to understand JavaScript and accessibility in 40 minutes? This presentation will discuss touch on all of the major concerns with dynamic content and accessibility. It could be awesome or it could be a disaster, but one thing’s for sure: there will be no slides, just live coding.

Web Components, the Right Way – Paris Web 2014, Karl Groves and Bruce Lawson

Les “Web Components“, la marche à suivre (EN) par Bruce Lawson et Karl Groves from Paris-Web on Vimeo.

Modern Web Toolsets & The Next Generation of Accessibility Testing Tools – Open Web Camp 2014

Karl Groves discusses modern web toolsets and how Tenon.io uses many of these tools to create its product – an automated web accessibility testing API.

Understanding DOM and its importance for accessibility – Paris Web 2013

Understanding DOM and its importance for accessibility, by Karl Groves from Paris-Web on Vimeo.

Prioritizing Remediation – Inclusive Design 24

It doesn’t do the client any good to throw them a report filled with a bunch of accessibility violations unless that report also includes information to help them fix their problems. They need to know what their problems are, where their problems are, and how to fix them. There’s also an additional item they need to know: When to fix them.

Selling Accessibility – Boston Accessibility Unconference 2011

Fundamentally, the prime reason why ICT is not accessible is that it has not been institutionalized among those who design, develop, and buy ICT products and services. The reason why it has not been institutionalized is because people – primarily those at the top – have not been convinced. I found a need to discuss this topic because a lot of people I talk to work in an environment like the one described above and they’re not making significant headway in turning things around.

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Managing Accessibility – CSUN 2011

In the 2nd week of March, 2011 I spoke at The 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, more affectionately known as “CSUN”. The topic of my presentation was Managing Accessibility Compliance in the Enterprise.

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