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Join us for about tree hours of talks, demos, tips & tricks and more about Accessibility by our amazing experts. Hosted by Smashing Magazine’s Vitaly Friedman. See you there!

Our speakers…

  • are knowledgeable and experienced,
  • provide practical take-aways and examples you can use in your own projects,
  • show how they work, not just talk about it,
  • can’t wait to share their knowledge ,
  • and are smashingly nice.


  • Christopher Patnoe

    Christopher Patnoe

    Christopher Patnoe is the Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion for EMEA at Google. He leads Google's efforts around the accessibility of product, people (both Googler and end users) and partnerships. He has more than 25 years experience in Tech working at companies like Apple, Sony Ericsson and Disney where he's built hardware, software, and services. His current passion is Accessibility at the intersection of immersive technologies (AR/VR) and consumer hardware.

    He is the chair for the Immersive Captions Community Group with the W3C, is a co-Chair of the XR Association Accessibility Working Group, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Foundation for the Blind and for the GAAD Foundation. Christopher has a degree in Music from UC Berkeley.

  • Harris Schneiderman

    Harris Schneiderman

    Harris is a web developer with a strong passion for digital equality. He works at Deque Systems as the Principal UI Engineer building awesome web applications. He wrote Cauldron (Deque’s pattern library), Dragon Drop, and is the lead developer on axe DevTools Pro. When he is not at work, he still finds time to contribute to numerous open source projects.

  • Manuel Matuzović

    Manuel Matuzović

    Manuel Matuzović is a front-end developer who's passionate about HTML and CSS. He works for the City of Vienna where he builds accessible frontends and assesses the quality of sites built by others. He's a certified accessibility expert, auditor, teacher and consultant. He writes about accessibility, HTML, and CSS on his personal blog matuzo.at and htmhell.dev.

  • Vitaly Friedman

    Vitaly Friedman

    Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running front-end/UX workshops and webinars. He loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems.