Aimee Forsstrom

Principal Engineer

Aimee has worked in the IT Industry since 2000 across the areas of Networking Engineering, Software Development and is now studying Law at Western Sydney University. Recent projects; Accessibility Solutions Architect for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, Data Scientist on Law as Code project with Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Over the years her passion of Open Source software lead her to be on the board of Open Source Industry Australia partaking in Government Procurement policy decisions around Open Source Licensing. Alot of her career has centered around the impacts of technology implications for blended licensing business models and driving development processes based on Inner Source practices.

Aimee continued focus on the intersection of Law, Society and Technology through work on Accessibility engineering and advocacy, Software Licensing and Data Privacy Laws has recently lead her down the path of exploring "Preventative Justice" and the application of algorithmic decisions.

 

Talks on Wurreka:

When googling web accessibility you can easily see the trend of discussions around the use of “native HTML elements” over JavaScript frameworks custom element approach. If you have ever gotten lost down the rabbit hole of trying to understand why? this talk aims to fill in the blanks by discussing the technical reasoning behind the "Native HTML" approach.

Lets be honest, most developers have heard about the Document Object Model in browsers, but it’s rare to hear people talk about the role that the Accessibility API has within the DOM. In this talk we will unpack the mystery of how the browser DOM interacts with the Accessibility API, and help explain how HTML elements are used for interpretation of your website by assistive technologies.

No high level code will be shown but there will be flowcharts aimed at providing an understanding of why the way the code is written in HTML impacts how the Accessibility API will be able to interpret it.

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