Five years after the very first Accessibility Club and one year after our first conference it's time to celebrate that accessibility matters seem to have become a bit more mainstream! More and more a11y topics appear on the stages of non-specialised conferences and many new meetups have formed in the last few years, like the A11y Meetup Berlin, the Munich Accessibility Meetup or most recently the Accessibility Club Turku (some more are in preparation).

Participants of the 1st Accessibility Club, July 2014
Accessibility Club Meetup #1 on July 16th, 2014

As we are, for several reasons, not able to run a full-blown conference in 2019, we thought it's a good time to try something new and more community driven: Let's gather at the first Accessibility Club Summit where meetups from all over Europe come together, share their experiences and get new input to keep them thriving.

Like in the years before, we're teaming up with the wonderful beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2019 conference and run the summit as a side event on the weekend right after.

Join us for two days of gaining knowledge about web accessibility, exchanging experiences and meeting like-minded enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond: November 16th-17th, 2019, in Berlin!

How do I benefit?

As an accessibility enthusiast, you will meet a lot of like-minded people from various disciplines and with all sorts of skill level. You will be able to share your experiences, broaden your horizon and make new friends.

As a meetup or event organiser, you will get new impulses for your events, put them into a bigger context and just have a lot of fun with your usual attendees who will hopefully join you to the Summit. Take it as a super-social excursion that takes you out of your usual boundaries. ;)

Organising? Join in!

If you're organising an accessibility meetup, inclusive design related event or anything similar and want to get involved with the Summit, please get in touch. So far, a11y enthusiasts from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Finland have teamed up, and we'd love to expand this even further. We'll try to get in touch with as many groups and meetups as we get to know of, but you're welcome to be faster than we are. You don't necessarily have to take an active role but we'd still appreciate your input.

Barcamp + Workshops

For the first time ever we'll run the this as a 2-day event, taking place at 4 different locations in Berlin:

  • Day 1 is all about conversation and sharing experiences. Barcamp-style sessions mixed with a handful of prepared presentations for all attendees, pretty much like we had at the Accessibility Club Meetup #8 in Düsseldorf in May 2019.
  • Day 2 is for learning, expanding our knowledge and putting things into practise. Visit one of the workshops about developing and designing accessible websites and digital content, run by community members like yourself.


Pre-Planned Presentations

For the barcamp day, we'll use a hybrid schedule style and mix both spontaneous barcamp sessions with pre-planned presentations. In order to find the most interesting topics we ran a Call for Presentations which has ended on September 27th.

We finished reviewing and picking the most exciting proposals and are thrilled to wecome on stage: Franziska Hauck (Germany), Sergei Kriger (Germany), Sarah Brodwall (Norway), Anna Karoń (Poland) and Andreas Cederbom (Sweden).


Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Time Agenda item
Presentation title: Accessibility 101 (Meeting Room)

Preparatory, informal session for all people who are new to the web accessibility field. Our goal is to give them some basic knowledge about the most important terms and topics so they can feel welcome and are enabled to better engage with the rest of the day. Open session with some demos and lots of space for questions and answers.

Official opening Day 1, introduction & session planning
Presentation title: Accessibility Devtools Chromium (Foyer) (documentation available)
Presentation title: Getting everyone on board for a11y — in search for the magic trick (Meeting Room) (documentation available)
Presentation title: How to Ally: Accessibility in Community Meetups (Atrium) (documentation available)

Accessibility has been gaining in importance in web design and development generally. However, there has always been and still is the important point of accesibility in "real life". More and more community meetups have sprung up all over our region. Accessibility is present as a topic, sometimes in the form of talks, but also in the way groups, initiatives and conference organizers are taking measures in their event design. Yet, more can be done to anchor the topic even further. In the talk, I will tell my personal story of why accessibility is so dear to my heart and I will give tips on what organizers can do to make their events more inclusive.

Coming from the point of view of having chronic illnesses myself, I see many things that might not. Both as an ally and a person with chronic illnesses, I can do my part to make meetups more inclusive.

In the talk, I will first delve into my background and explain which path has led me to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion and a speokesperson for inclusivity of persons with handicaps and chronic illnesses.

I will then go on to delve into suggestions and success factors of inclusive event design. What can organizers proactively do to make events more accessible and help people with handicaps and chronic illnesses to feel empowered to go?

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Presentation title: Drag & Drop components for blind users? Are you kidding me? (Atrium) (documentation available)

One of the most used patterns in the web - Drag & Drop - can bring a lot of users to your site due to its convenience as well as decrease the traffic cause it's quite hard to make it accessible for disabled people. This talk solves this problem, so it will be very useful for all developers.

Moving things is so natural for us that we brought this behaviour from the world of things into the web. Sorting to-do lists, organising dashboards, uploading files — we can't imagine all these things without dragging elements. But what if we couldn't see the screen? Would dragging and dropping be still doable or same convenient for us? Could we accomplish all these familiar tasks with no vision?

In this talk you will learn the main principles of the drag-and-drop pattern and figure out best practices of making draggable elements accessible for visually impaired people.

Performed by
Microsoft Teams — how we do a11y UIs; tools, processes, producer feedback (Foyer)
Presentation title: What PDF haters should know about PDF a11y (Meeting Room) (documentation available)
Arguments for A11y (for corporations and enterprises) (Foyer)
Presentation title: Pulling the lever: Real-world prioritization of accessibility issues (Atrium)

Regardless of whether we are willing to actively prioritize accessibility issues, reality forces our hand. How do we take control of the process and decide which issues to address first?

For those of us who work with inclusive design, our goal is to ensure that the products we make are not just accessible, but that they provide a good user experience for as many people as possible. We don't want to leave any of our users behind, but the fact of the matter is, we have limited resources. We won't be able to fix everything. Regardless of whether we are willing to actively prioritize accessibility issues, reality forces our hand. How do we take control of the process and decide which issues to address first?

In this talk we’ll explore the reasons why prioritization of accessibility issues is such a touchy subject. We’ll look at factors that affect how prioritization happens in our organizations, and what factors should ideally be affecting these decisions. I’ll propose a method that can give us some guidance about how we can prioritize issues for maximal effect. Finally, we’ll take a look at some examples to demonstrate how we can apply this method in real life.

Performed by
Presentation title: SmartScroll: Text presentation for the visually impaired (Meeting Room) (documentation available)
Lunch Break
A11y design with focus on mobile devices (Foyer)
Presentation title: A11y — from «waaaat?» to a core part of dev team's workflow (Atrium) (documentation available)

A closer look on how I implemented a11y-focused thinking in a web development team. How to convince stakeholders, project managers, designers, UX/QA specialists and bunch of developers that accessibility matters and it has to become a default, non-negotiable approach.

Working on web accessibility is not a task for one person. Building accessible web services require cooperation on every level of development process and it is not easy to start. So how to coin ones hipe into common practice across a company workflow? I want to share my experience and my path; show dos and don'ts, obstacles and joys on the way, where we are now and where we wanna be soon. No marketing stuff, all code & technology examples showed on open source projects. I am a front-end developer building principally e-commerce solutions. 3-4 years ago, I did not even know what this accessibility thing was all about. Coincidence caused that I started to focus on this topic. It took me about 2 years to see the results of first mine and finally my colleagues' work. It was an interesting journey and I want to share my experiences with others. Especially, there is absolutely no easy and obvious way if you're just me 3-4 years ago.

Performed by
Presentation title: Discussion: engaging more people in workspace and education (Meeting Room) (documentation available)
Exclusive design (Foyer)
Presentation title: How to succeed with the web accessibility directive in large organisations (Atrium) (documentation available)

Public sector organisations need to provide accessibility statements for all external websites and apps in less then a year. This talk is about our experiences on how to make this happen in large organisations with few if any skilled accessibility advocates. Helping people to help themselves!

The web accessibility directive forces public sector organisations to publish detailed accessibility statements on all their external websites and apps. In some organisations that could mean 70 + interfaces. At the same time many organisations only have a few if any, skilled accessibility advocates. How do we go from 0 to 100 in less than a year? Our experience is that we need to enforce robust, and simple routines, use the right tools and work with the skills within the organisation to make this happen. It’s not enough to analyse existing interfaces, we need to change the way the organisation work and gradually raise the level of awareness and know how. In this session I will share my experiences working as an accessibility specialist with organisations in Scandinavia, and show you our methodology to engage the organisations we are involved with.

Performed by
VIP — visually impaired person (Meeting Room)
Final Session / Discussion Panel (Atrium)
Closing Day 1 (Atrium)

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Time Agenda item
Presentation title: Accessibility for Mobility

at Immobilien Scout, Room III, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin

Mobility is essential to transport people and goods. People with physical mobility challenges are restricted in their flexibility to move around. Access to private or public transportation is sometimes challenging and more complicated for people with limited abilities.

The question is "how to improve access to transportation and enable as many people as possible to travel and be an equal part of the society." 

We are heading towards automated future, driverless vehicles and mobility-sharing concepts. Autonomous vehicles will enable anyone (without the ability to drive) to get around. How to ensure access without drivers' assistance?

Thinking about accessible design packages of vehicle interiors from the beginning will include mobility challenged individuals and avoid expensive and not integrated add-on features. What are the solutions, existing technologies and accessible user experience design concepts for highly automated on-demand vehicles of the future? 

Workshop by
Presentation title: Connecting the Accessibility Dots (documentation available)

It is easy to get lost in the requirements for accessibility, the needs of people with disabilities and intricate specific workings of assistive technologies. I addition there’s lots of jargon around that does makes picking up accessibility hard.

Eric's workshop tries to give an holistic view of accessibility. Why is it important? What are the important concepts? How do people with disabilities actually use the web? How can we create accessible websites without consulting WCAG all the time? When, and how, can we make sure that we don’t step into the same traps all the time again and again?

The second half of the workshop will then answer the specific questions of the audience (which Eric will ask them to provide beforehand so he can prepare a few good examples). Basically applying the approaches learned in the morning to practical use.

The audience of the workshop are people who have a good understanding of parts of the web or even of accessibility but who desire a framework which they can apply in their daily life.

Workshop by
Presentation title: Designing and Developing Forms on the Web and Ensuring They Are Accessible

at Thoughtworks, Zimmerstraße 23, 10969 Berlin

Forms are the #1 method for users to interact on a website — with the site owner or with each other. Forms are how content is created and how visitors convert to customers. Forms are how work is performed during our jobs. Despite their importance, usability and accessibility issues with forms outnumber all other issue types. During this full-day workshop attendees will learn how to design and develop more usable accessible forms – from design to development.

During a highly interactive and collaborative hands-on workshop, attendees will go through the process of planning, designing, and developing a form. Throughout several breakout sessions, attendees will collaborate on tasks that include:

  • Planning the form
  • Choosing the proper fields
  • Design and layout of the form
  • Accepting and processing input
  • Error prevention
  • Validation

Along the way the attendees will be creating their own form and testing their form for usability and accessibility with the ultimate goal of having a well-designed form at the end of the workshop.

Workshop by
Presentation title: Disability Mainstreaming — How to think beyond technical accessibility

at Immobilien Scout, Room II, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin

Often accessibility is an afterthought in the development of new content, products and services. This is not enough and can create a bad customer experience for people with disabilities. In this workshop, you will learn how to put aspects of accessibility right in the center of your core product instead, which will benefit all users. Raul and Holger will bring many practical examples for content creators, website and mobile app developers and everybody who builds products with users in mind.

Presentation title: Exclusive Design — The role of design (education) in digital accessibility

at Immobilien Scout, Room I, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin​​​​​​​

Roughly said, in the past 25 years we have been designing websites mostly for people who design websites. This means there is an incredible body of knowledge when it comes to designing for people who use their computers in a similar way as we do.

But if we want to create truly inclusive websites, expertise in ourselves is not enough. We also need expertise in designing interfaces for people who are excluded. This expertise is lacking. During this half-day workshop we are going to work with the question:

What if we design websites exclusively for (and with) people with disabilities? 

Workshop by
Presentation title: Starting a Design System with Accessibility in mind in a startup environment

at Immobilien Scout, Room V, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin

Accessibility, Design Systems and Startups: Three elements hard to mix, right? But what if I tell you that building a library of accessible UI components will help you develop and iterate on products faster. Together, let's set up the foundation for your future accessible design system.

One of the most effective ways to build accessible products is to develop a series of standardized UI components. Working with a reusable component spirit—or being component-driven—can help your team to iterate faster while ensuring a minimum level of accessibility across critical user journeys. But how many projects are truly building a component library from the beginning in our fast-paced and changing environment?

This workshop is a full-day hands-on session for designers and developers in which you will develop a strategy to kickoff and develop an accessible design system, regardless of the size of your product.

  1. The first half-day will focus on the strategy and vision for your Design System (strategy, design tokens, guidelines, adoption strategy, processes, recruitment of sponsors, getting buy-ins, nurturing a team, etc.).
  2. The second half-day will focus on the technical aspect of your project (technical workflows to maintain accessibility in the long run with checklists, testing strategy, contribution guidelines, guerilla device lab, etc.).

At the end of the day, you should have the political and technical foundations to start a small but effective Design System that will cover the needs of your product without requiring a dedicated team for it.

Workshop by
Presentation title: Perform your own accessibility quickscan (documentation available)

at Immobilien Scout, Room I, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin

Workshop for beginners / intermediates, suitable for people with basic accessibility knowledge (web editors, designers, developers, product owners).

With a few basic tests, it is possible to get an indication of what the major easy-to-find accessibility issues are on a website. Learn how to do a quickscan of any website, be it your own private site or your company's.


Bring your own laptop. Decide beforehand which website you'd like to inspect. Install these free tools before the workshop:

Presentation title: Accessibility Testing with Screen Readers

at Immobilien Scout, Room II, Andreasstraße 10, 10243 Berlin​​​​​​​

In some countries making inaccessible websites is already illegal. Section 508, European Accessibility Act and other federal or regional laws require websites to be accessible. That's why more and more companies prefer their websites to be accessible and it's our job to make them accessible. In order to test websites for accessibility, we need to learn some new tools, such as a screen reader.In this workshop, you will dig into screen readers and learn how to use a screen reader of your choice (JAWS, NVDA or VoiceOver) for testing accessibility of your websites.

Workshop by



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  • Eric Eggert

    Eric Eggert is a Web Accessibility Specialist and works with Knowbility and the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative to make the Web a better, more inclusive, place. As a web developer, he understands the needs of developers but also knows about the big picture: Management, design, user interface, and UX decisions that pave the way to accessible web sites and applications.

  • Portrait of Franziska Hauck

    Franziska Hauck

    Franziska Hauck is community and relationships specialist.

    Franziska's path led her via degrees in Cultural and Business Studies and Heritage Management to a career in community management. Starting at InterNations, the international expat network, she has grown communities at and the number one consumer portal Finanztip. Moreover, Franziska has worked as project manager, product manager and editor.

  • Portrait of Sergei Kriger

    Sergei Kriger

    Sergei fell in love with web development back in high school. He got a degree in Information Technologies at the University of Helsinki and has been spending his professional career working for web design studios in Helsinki and Munich. Sergei's focus areas are JavaScript development, UX and accessibility.

  • Portrait of Sarah Brodwall

    Sarah Brodwall

    Sarah Brodwall works at the Norwegian Directorate of eHealth as Principal Advisor for Universal Design. She has over 20 years' experience with front-end web development and user experience design.

    Sarah is Principal Advisor for Universal Design at the Norwegian Directorate of eHealth, which develops digital services that enable Norway's residents to take control over their own health.

    She has a background in linguistics and cognitive psychology and over 20 years' experience with front-end web development and user experience design. She particularly enjoys teaching others about universal design via hands-on workshops and geeking out about the minutae of semantic HTML.

  • Anna Karoń

    Front-end developer with marketing background, who has been working using Magento for over 4 years now. Currently a member of SNOW.DOG's team.

    Anna is focused on coding, innovative technologies, finding non-standard solutions and facing new challenges. Exploring the Web Accessibility area as a key to remove barriers and get the human aspect of the binary front-end world.

    After hours interested in modern theatre, good and compelling literature, traveling, hiking and exploring the world in an active way — mainly by meeting people.

  • Portrait of Andreas Cederbom

    Andreas Cederbom

    Accessibility expert on understanding legislation, requirements and end users’ needs, and how to integrate this in the daily work.

    Andreas from Useit is an accessibility expert from Sweden with more than 16 years of experience. He’s worked with countless organisations, from small to global. He was part of the team developing the knowledge base for the IAAP WAS certification programme, and he’s given recommendations to the European Commission on how to measure accessibility for the WAD. He’s an expert on understanding legislation and requirements and how to apply them in the real world, meeting the needs of end users.

  • Portrait of Karl Groves

    Karl Groves

    Creator of the Web Accessibility testing platform

    Karl Groves is the founder of AFixt, a web agency focused on fixing websites and mobile apps with accessibility problems. He's been involved in Web Accessibility for 20 years. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking and playing with his bulldogs

  • Portrait of Raul Krauthausen

    Raúl Aguayo-Krauthausen

    Raúl is a well-known activist, author, speaker and consultant for all things inclusion and accessibility. Together with a group of fellow campaigners he founded several charities, most importantly SOZIALHELDEN, and runs a handful of award-winning online and offline services.

  • Portrait photo of Holger Dieterich

    Holger Dieterich

    Product Manager and Chairman of SOZIALHELDEN e.V.

    Holger Dieterich is a product manager and chairman of SOZIALHELDEN e.V., a Berlin based nonprofit organisation that's running projects engaging people in activities promoting social justice. Together with Raúl Krauthausen he founded and developed, an online map for finding wheelchair accessible places. He also launched the service Accessibility.Cloud.

  • Portrait photo of Vasilis van Gemert

    Vasilis van Gemert

    Lecturer in Amsterdam

    Vasilis teaches the next generation of digital product designers how to design things for the web. Preferably things that work for everyone. He does this at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. He successfully completed the Design Master program at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. During his research he designed tailor made websites for real people with real disabilities. Vasilis has published over 20,000 books about form and colour.

  • Portrait of Marjon Bakker

    Marjon Bakker

    Marjon Bakker is a digital accessibility consultant and researcher. She was trained as a journalist and worked as a web editor. She's been with Firm Ground since 2017, mainly auditing government websites and working with web teams to improve the accessibility of their websites.

  • Portrait of Bram Duvigneau

    Bram Duvigneau

    Bram Duvigneau is a digital accessibility consultant and researcher. He is also a back-end developer. His advice is based on both WCAG and his experience as a blind user and developer. Bram is the co-founder of Firm Ground, a web accessibility agency in The Netherlands.

  • Portrait of Sofia Lewandowski

    Sofia Lewandowski

    Sofia is a hybrid in Interaction-/ User Experience and Transportation Design disciplines. She is passionate about automated vehicle technologies, interaction and user experience holistic designs for Future-Mobility concepts.

    Sofia is currently focused on autonomous vehicle holistic user experience and transportation interior design concepts at HFM. This includes the definition of virtual reality interior designs and concept development for highly automated vehicle platform — “Motionboard".

  • Portrait of Damien Senger

    Damien Senger

    Damien Senger is a Queer Designer in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. They design design systems and try to make accessibility more accessible.

    Damien is leading the team working on the design system at Castor, a Dutch health-tech startup helping researchers to gather more efficiently information during clinical trials. Through their studioconferences, workshops and podcasts, Damien tries to help Web projects to be more accessible and inclusive with a focus on cognitive impairments, readability and collaboration between designers and engineers. When Damien is not at a conference, you can find them collaborating with designers and engineers, building UI components, testing Web accessibility, sharing the love for HTML and CSS, and fighting for a better Web.



Still thrilled by the fact that we had more than 200 attendees at our conference last year we're hoping that many accessibility enthusiasts from all over Europe will follow our call to Berlin. Let's reach for the stars and aim for 150-200 attendees this time!

Please be aware that the barcamp (day 1) and the workshops (day 2) will take place at different locations:

Day 1: Barcamp @ Microsoft

On the first day — Saturday, November 16th — we will meet at the Microsoft Atrium for full day of barcamp sessions and some preselected presentations. The venue is very centrally located and fully wheelchair-accessible (wheelchair users are asked to enter through the Digital Eatery). Service animals are allowed and welcome. There will be a wardrobe and we will provide at least some basic refreshments throughout the day (still working on a lunch option ... want to sponsor?)

Microsoft Atrium
Charlottenstraße 46
10117 Berlin , Berlin Germany
52.5166067 13.3906258
Open map view / route planning

Day 2: Workshops

For the second day — Sunday, November 17th —, we'll use 3 different workshop locations at

with varying capacities between 8 and 40 people. Beverages and small snacks / fruits will be provided at all locations.

Map & recommendations

Four your convenience, we started compiling a list of various locations on Foursquare. It's still a work in progress and will include

  • all summit locations,
  • public transport stations,
  • some restaurant and bar recommendations,
  • other interesting spots.

You can find the list at


While the Summit is set to be a community event, run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, we will still need some funding for major matters of expense and to keep the financial barrier for attendees low. If you'd like to support our effort — by contributing money, food or anything else that might truly benefit our attendees — please get in touch. We're very flexible will try to match your needs as much as we can. However, please don't expect us to distribute useless swag or other materials that aren't sustainable or have no association with accessibility matters.

Need help to convince your boss (or yourself) to support the Summit? We've got you covered! Please have a look at our Sponsorship Information brochure in English or German language.

Code of Conduct

As with all our events, we've got a Code of Conduct in place which will be enforced during both days of the Summit. It's there to ensure maximum inclusivity so that everyone can feel welcome and comfortable. Please make sure you read and understand its contents before registering, attending or submitting a presentation or workshop proposal. It goes without saying that our Code of Conduct also applies to our valued presenters, sponsors and supporters.

How do I stay updated?

Slack Team

You can either join the #announcements channel in our newly created Accessibility Club Slack Team. So far, we use the Slack team for organisational tasks only. If you'd like to broaden its purpose and make it an open platform, we'd love to hear your ideas!

Join A11yclub Slack Team

Email newsletter

You don't like Slack and prefer emails? We got you covered! We're just about launching an email newsletter (self-hosted) which you can subscribe to, too. We promise to never spam you!

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  • Portrait photo of Joschi Kuphal

    Joschi Kuphal

    Designer, programmer, lecturer, event organiser and restless tinkerer from Nuremberg

    Joschi is working on the web since the mid 90s and founded the web agency tollwerk in 2000, which he continues to shape to this day. He has shared leadership of tollwerk with his team in an equal, cooperative and self-organizing way since 2022. He launched a couple of event series like the border:none and Material conferences, the Accessibility Club and the CoderDojo Nürnberg. He's occasionally running IndieWebCamps, hosting the monthly accessibility webcast technica11y and used to be one of the driving forces behind the Nürnberg Digital Festival.

  • Portrait photo of Núria Peña

    Núria Peña

    Inclusive Designer, tech enthusiast and event organiser

    Núria is an Interaction Designer based in Munich, currently working at Holidu. Her expertise resides in building bridges between design and accessibility, using the basics of Usability as a foundation and helping others to use empathy before framing solutions.

    She is also a core organiser of the Munich Accessibility Meetup, a hub that brings together Munich's accessibility and inclusive design community.

  • Portrait photo of Radimir Bitsov

    Radimir Bitsov

    Frontend and web performance engineer, accessibility advocate, event organiser

    Radimir is a frontend engineer with a passion and main focus on performance and accessibility. He is the organiser of the A11y Meetup Berlin, contributor to, and occasional teacher at CSS Classes Berlin. He loves the open source community and enjoys sharing his knowledge and learnings.

  • Portrait photo of Manuel Matuzović

    Manuel Matuzović

    Front-end developer, lecturer, speaker and event organiser from Vienna

    Manuel is a frontend developer who's passionate about HTML and CSS. He works for the City of Vienna where he builds accessible frontends and he’s an auditor, teacher and consultant. He writes about accessibility, HTML, and CSS on his personal blog and HTMHell. He’s also one of the organisers of the webclerks meetup and conference.

  • Roel Van Gils

    Roel is a full-time Inclusive Design Nerd. He works with the web professionally since the early millies, and helps advocate accessibility in Belgium.

    In 2006, Roel co-founded AnySurfer, a non-profit expertise center for digital accessibility. Since 2018, he runs Eleven Ways, a Digital Accessibility Lab that helps governments, banks, and startups to achieve their accessibility goals — from strategy to compliance.

    In his spare time, Roel organizes the Ghent Inclusive Design Meetup, which is about bringing together like-minded digital professionals in a casual setting of sharing, learning, and enjoying a beer (or soda).

  • Portrait of Marcus Herrmann

    Marcus Herrmann

    Frontend Developer, Accessibility Consultant and loves semantic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, the Oxford Comma, and to translate between the crafts of the web.

    Marcus is a long time freelancer, lives and works in Berlin. He helps organize the local A11y Meetup, is a fan of the content management systems Processwire and Kirby and collects strategies for building inclusive web apps at

  • Portrait of Sarah Wachs

    Sarah Wachs

    Frontend Developer, event organiser and occasional speaker.

    Sarah never planned to become a front-end developer: Before she decided to become a software developer she wanted to work in publishing. Her first steps into the tech world were made as a full stack developer before she decided to focus on web development. In her free time Sarah co-organises events in Berlin, mostly for Women Who Code. This is one of the ways she can turn her ideas into reality, others include a collection of early stage side projects and unused domains.