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Alexa to the rescue of inaccessible websites

Presented by Alex Nicol.  

@ Spaces Mocatta House, Trafalgar Pl, BN1 4DU, Brighton Map of Spaces
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The Web is over 30 years old, yet some websites are still not accessible.

This is the tale of how Alexa, with a little bit of help, came to the rescue of a blind person who could not get access to local news.

In this talk, Alex Nicol speaks about accessibility, web crawling, tech-for-good, Alexa, running Ruby on Lambdas, and working on a side project whilst having a six-month-old baby.

Alex Nicol is a web developer working at BridgeU and Bounce Technologies. He's also founded his own consultancy company, specialised in conversational systems and tech-for-good. He previously spent six years at EDF Energy as an R&D engineer specialising in automated voice systems and chatbots.

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