Empowering people with disabilities using GitHub Copilot

A presentation at axe-con by Carie Fisher

GitHub Copilot is an AI pair programmer and the world’s most widely adopted AI programming tool. Individual developers and organizations use it to code faster, focus on business logic over boilerplate, and do what matters most: building great software. GitHub Copilot plugs right into several popular editors including Visual Studio Code. It turns natural language prompts into code, offers multi-line function suggestions, speeds up test generation, and much more. During this session, members of the GitHub accessibility team will explore GitHub Copilot from two perspectives. First, we will demonstrate accessibility features that empower developers with disabilities to use GitHub Copilot to boost their productivity using AI. Then, we will explore techniques that enable all developers to improve the accessibility of their code.


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