Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites by people with disabilities. When your website is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your visitors from interacting with your content and functionality. If your university website is inaccessible, you could be preventing access to education, student services, and more.
When your website is accessible, everyone can consume your information freely. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use a mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device.
While creating accessible websites involves every step, including design and content, the foundation for good accessibility starts with good markup. Join my workshop to learn more about accessibility and how to program a high-quality user experience that is inclusive and beneficial to all.
This workshop will cover:
- Intro to accessibility, universal design, and why it’s important
- Overview of WCAG accessibility standards
- ARIA and how to best implement for assistive technology
- How to add accessibility testing to your development workflow
- Common markup errors and how they affect users
- Easy accessibility fixes that make a big impact