Theming, Design, & Usability
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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