WAx: Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility is for everyone – it means making Websites flexible enough to meet a broad range of preferences, needs, and situations. This includes not only individuals with visual, auditory or physical disabilities but anyone with limited Internet connectivity, temporary disabilities (e.g. a broken arm), or changing abilities due to aging.

An illustrated drawing of an eye, an ear, a hand, and a brain representing the four areas of accessibility: Visual, Audio, Physical and Cognitive.

This presentation covers Web Accessibility standards, development, tools, and techniques, including:

  • Specific HTML, CSS and JavaScript techniques for Web Accessibility
  • WCAG 2.0 AA – these standards will be covered in depth including code samples, compliance checklists and legal implications of non-compliance.
  • The four main areas of accessibility: Visual, Audio, Physical and Cognitive
  • The primary tools for testing Web Accessibility: browser plugins, compliance tools, and the NVDA Screen Reader
  • A survey of resources and certification organizations for ensuring compliance

WAx: Web Accessibility Presentation 2017

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