2020 axe-hackathon

Contribute to making the web accessible to people with disabilities at the 5th Annual axe-hackathon.


The Hackathon will be led by Wilco Fiers, Harris Schneiderman and other members of the axe team. We will be…

  • Contributing to and building axe-core integrations
  • Testing open source component libraries and logging accessibility issues
  • Sharing knowledge and solutions with our fellow accessibility devotees
  • Working on personal accessibility projects
  • Meeting with awesome people, including experts in the field
  • Making the web a better place

Photo of participants in a previous hackathon

Hackathon attendees broken up into groups, tackling project assignments together

Event Details

Where is it located?

We’ve canceled the axe-hackathon scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, 2020 in Orange County, CA. The event will be postponed to a TBD date and location.

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Who should come?

You should come. And bring your friends.

This hackathon is open to all experience levels. If you can download a browser extension, you can test for accessibility. We’ll also have some advanced project opportunities for our more seasoned a11y friends.

Will there be food?

Yes! We will provide lunch, coffee/refreshment breaks. We will email everyone for dietary restrictions closer to the event.

Will there be accessibility accommodations?

Captioning will be provided for the opening and closing of the hackathon. The event will mostly consist of people working independently and in small groups on various projects, so it won’t be possible to caption absolutely everything said at the event. If you need ASL interpretation or other forms of accommodation, please send an email to marketing@deque.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

We would not be able to bring this Hackathon to the community year after year without the help of our amazing sponsors. We cannot thank them enough for supporting the cause of digital equality.

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General admission = $5

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