Meet up

Keynote by Léonie Watson: There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye

Tuesday, 23rd April in London

This meetup was organised by Diversity Matters in April 2019


At this month's Diversity Matters, we are excited to be joined by Microsoft MVP and co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 Conference, Léonie Watson!


Come on down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting.

18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Léonie's presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A

There's More to Performance than Meets the Eye

What does performance look like when you can't see the screen? The browser does more with the DOM than visually render content. It presents an accessibility tree that's queried using platform accessibility APIs. Different browser processing models mean that Assistive Technologies (AT) are changing the way they obtain accessibility information, but is that having an impact on performance, and what happens when we introduce a JavaScript accessibility API into the equation?

Léonie Watson

Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee.

Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design. She is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP).

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Who's coming?

Attending Members