Talks: Accessibility for the Web

In this talk, we’ll be talking about designing accessibility for the web – from a developer’s perspective! Despite what we envision, not every user is 100% flawless as far as mental and physical capabilities go – and there’s no excuse for ignoring that. Building an accessible product almost always leads to a much more well-architected product – so it’s a win-win.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the tools and strategies you can use to aid users with visual, auditory, cognitive, and motor impairments. We’ll discuss contrast, colors, content, keyboard flows, screen readers, section 508 – as well as some development concepts such as skip menus, the accessibility tree, hover and focus indicators, ARIA properties, and more.

There’s a lot that developers and designers can do to aid users with impairments – so let’s do it!