I love public speaking. This page has all the info: subjects I cover, upcoming events, previous events and booking me.

What I talk about

These are some of the subjects I have given talks about:

Hidde in front of slide that says semantics and how to get them right At Beyond Tellerrand in Düsseldorf (2021). Photo: Florian Ziegler

See me speak

I will give these public talks in the next while:

Previous events

Most recent talk

cover slide for More software should have accessibility built in

More software should have accessibility built in

In the past 7 years, I have given 68 talks at conferences, meetups and virtual events. They include JSConf India, CSS Day (twice!), dotCSS, Beyond Tellerrand, Accessibility Club Conference, Web Directions, JSConf Budapest and State of the Browser.

Find all my public talks, including slides, resources and transcripts at talks.hiddedevries.nl. Some slide decks have a full transcript that is equivalent to the visual slides, it can be found via the ‘View all slides’ link (example).


I also do in-house talks and workshops on accessibility. From an introduction to the subject to advanced ARIA. These can be catered to designers, developers, content and/or product people, customised to your needs, anywhere from 45 minutes to a full day. Get in touch for more info. Limited availability.


If you’d like me at your event, email me. Please be as detailed as you can: budget, date, location, target audience, audience expected size etc can help me get back to you quicker.

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Hidde on stage
At dotCSS in Paris (2019). Photo by Thomas Decamps