Website accessibility is a buzzword these days, but not everyone has a firm grasp on what that really means in their daily lives. We might nebulously know that it is a "good thing" to have, but why? What is website accessibility in practical terms? Who benefits from an accessible website? And what can a site architect, digital strategist, or UX/UI specialist even do about it? Isn’t that an issue for the developers?
Website accessibility is not just a development issue! Before one line of code is written, you can get a jump start on website accessibility by thinking about it during the site planning and wireframing phases. This session will give you practical information on how to build accessibility into your workflow and processes in a way that will not break the bank or add a lot of time to the project.
- Quick review of who, what, why’s of website accessibility
- Creating personas that highlight different user needs
- Finding common ground with SEO and accessibility
- UX/UI choices that impact accessibility
- Creating content in an accessible manner
Carie FisherFront-end developer & Accessibility Lead @ Hook 42
Front-end website developer, accessibility advocate, & technology writer. I have been building websites since 2005 and working with Drupal since 2009. I love the challenge of turning a static mock-up into a responsive, live site that is beautiful, functional, and accessible. Professionally, I am passionate about website accessibility and promoting diversity in the tech world and consider myself a STEAM advocate. When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my family traveling to new places, working on our latest house project, or just enjoying the outdoors.