AI and Web Accessibility

AI and Web Accessibility 

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
Length: 1.5 hours
Christian Heilman, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Target Audience: Web decision makers / Developers
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate

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Making content on the web accessible to people with different abilities shouldn't be hard. The underlying technologies are open and by definition accessible and browsers and assistive tooling have come a long way. However, the speed of information generation and consumption on the web can be a big issues. Computers don't have problems with either speed or large amounts of data, so why not use these powers to create more accessible content on the web? In this webinar you'll learn about tools and technologies that leverage Machine Learning to help create more accessible web products.


  • Participants will learn about the capabilities of AI and ML in a web space
  • Participants will be able to find solutions for common accessibility problems that can be automated
  • Participants will understand the impact of bringing ML to the web
  • Participants will learn about services to help with automated testing of these issues

Speaker Bio:

Chris Heilman dedicated the last 20 years of his life to make the web work and thrive. As a lead developer on some of the largest web products he learned that knowledge is not enough without teamwork and good handover. He dedicated most of his time since on educating, writing and sharing, presenting on average at 30 conferences a year. He strives to make code and coders work efficiently. He is the author of several JavaScript books and the Developer Evangelism handbook ( He is currently a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft and spends a lot of time pondering how machine learning and AI can aid humans and replace jobs we're too important to do.

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