Shouldn’t the web be awesome for everyone?
The goal of this session is to introduce developers and designers to web accessibility – what it is, why it’s important, and how to build a web accessibility initiative in their own companies. This includes a brief sampler platter of some fundamental no-no’s and hoorays when building and designing, some neat tools, and a walkthrough of basic standards for accessibility. This session will touch on Section 508, WCAG standards, and WAI-ARIA.
- Intro - What is Web Accessibility?
- Why does web accessibility matter?
- Why does web accessibility matter for my company?
- How can I initiate web accessibility in my company's culture and work plans?
- Basic fundamentals (web accessibility in practice / beginners’ how-to)
- Web accessibility tools to assess and improve your projects
Linguistically talented with a creative eye, I'm an artist who lives in the digital world. My extroverted personality allows me to craft interactive digital experiences that speak to the people who will be involved in them. I am only satisfied to create online experiences that are accessible to everyone - we all deserve to use everything online!
I'm inspired by the unusual and the visually stunning. My universe is filled with color and whimsy, and I'm always trying to find a way to push the envelope and deliver the unforgettable. I don't want keep up with the industry standards - I want to set the bar.
I'm a driven individual who loves to broaden her horizons. I'm constantly working to pick up new skills while honing the ones I've already gathered. I'm fearless - If there's something that I haven't done before, then I can't wait to try it. If there's someone I haven't met yet, then I'm missing out on a friend. I love learning new things, and I'm always up for a challenge. I am enthusiastic about all that I pursue.