User Experience & Accessibility

Drupal Camp Asheville 2022 - IN PERSON - July 8th-10th

Creating a Custom Rasa Conversational AI Chatbot for Drupal Websites

Rick Torzynski
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Esteemed
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With over 12 years of Drupal experience, Rick Torzynski is a Senior Drupal Developer at ECS, and has worked for companies like SpinSpire, Florida Blue, Scribe Fusion, and APR Energy.
You will learn how to create a custom conversational AI chatbot knowledge base using Rasa, an open source chatbot framework and how to integrate this chatbot into a Drupal website using the Component module and JavaScript.

Accessibility is a moving target - What's new in 2022?

AmyJune Hineline
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Opensource.com at Red Hat
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AmyJune Hineline is the Senior Community Manager at Opensource.com, a project supported by Red Hat.
Despite our best efforts, it’s difficult to future proof a website for accessibility standards. Your code and design may follow current standards, but will your careful compliance become obsolete when new guidelines are released? 

Getting Started With Layout Builder for Drupal 8 & 9

Danny Englander
of
Bixal

This session will cover the basics of getting started with Layout Builder for Drupal 8 and 9. We will cover how it can be used to supercharge your site building tasks so that content editors can utilize the awesome power of Layout Builder for a unique front-end presentation. 

In this talk, we will go over:

The Future of Accessibility is Choice

Every day we have a series of choices to make. Get up early to work-out or hit snooze and sleep a bit longer? Make a nutritious meal at home or order something maybe just a bit less healthy to go? Finally, stop rocking sweatpants at work or switch to wearing PJs instead? All the choices we make - even the little ones - shape our identities and empower us in our own lives.

Rebuilding the College Website During a Pandemic: A Journey of Discovery

Kevin Pittman
of
Georgia Institute of Technology

A look at my 2020 year-long project of migrating the website for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech from a completely proprietary content system to Drupal 9, all while dealing with the uncertainties and headaches of a pandemic.  We'll explore how I dealt with finding and getting content out of a one-of-a-kind CMS with zero documentation and managed the project with virtually

How Project Management Empowers Accessibility

“Go Away and Come Back Tomorrow” - that’s what the man at the gate to the Emerald City said to Dorthy and her companions in the Wizard of Oz. Every inaccessible site is essentially putting a face at the door that yells “Go Away” to nearly 20% of the US and Canadian populations. 

...but clients and budgets and deadlines, Oh My!

Editor UX Matters: Gutenberg Can Help

Thor Andre Gretland and Drew Gorton

Companies: Frontkom and Pantheon

Many Drupal projects spend a lot of time and energy on architecture, integrations, deployment pipelines, user experience and more. Very few spend time tuning the editor experience, often resulting in obtuse and intimidating content editing interfaces. The result? Stale content, unhappy clients who dread editing the site.

Words Matter: The Language of Accessibilty

Denise Erazmus
of
Promet Source

Words Matter and awareness of how powerful even the most subtle language distinctions can be is an important factor in understanding human experience.  In this presentation we will discuss the language used in daily life and examine how and why certain words and phrases can be hurtful to members of the disabled community -- even if no harm is intended.  Covered topics will include: