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If you attend the event, please make a point of coming to the memoQ booth (#23-24)!
Presentations delivered by the memoQ team
A Journey Towards Accessibility: How We Changed Our Docs and Product
(March 13, 2023 | 11:00 – 11:30)
- Monika Skoneczna (Technical Communication Specialist)
- Gergely Garai (Technical Communication Team Lead)
This presentation will examine memoQ's accessibility journey from realization to redemption-in-progress. Our erroneous assumption that translation tools were only used by sighted users was revealed and we were dismayed to hear JAWS (screen reading software) read our documentation and some of our UI. Furthermore, our interviews with visually impaired translators showed us how memoQ speaks to them or ruins their experience. Since then, we have redoubled efforts to make the product more accessible and inclusive. We'll talk about how we approach development on a daily basis and how discovering and working on accessibility has changed us individually and collectively.
What Exactly is the Responsible Use of Technology?
(March 12-15, 2023 | 12:00 – 13:00)
Panel discussion with
- Dominika Olszewska (Head of Hub CEE & Nordics, memoQ)
- Eszter Debreczeni (PHI Institute for Augmented Intelligence)
- Balázs Kis (Co-CEO, memoQ)
- Soren Eberhardt (Global Site Manager, Microsoft Corporation)
- Márton Jánosy (Business Solutions Architect, Edimart)
It is no longer debatable that technology has an impact on the environment and on our societies. The questions around how we can use it responsibly are increasingly becoming part of our professional discourse. This panel, comprised of "mindful technophiles," will address the following questions: 1. Where do our devices come from and what is the impact of designing and manufacturing them? 2. Where do the data come from in our systems? 3. Who are the real beneficiaries of certain pieces of technology? 4. What is the environmental impact of running a certain piece of technology? The panelists will share their stories relating to these questions and address the grey areas that are unavoidable in any conversation about the topic.
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