It is easy to get lost in the requirements for accessibility, the needs of people with disabilities and intricate specific workings of assistive technologies. I addition there’s lots of jargon around that does makes picking up accessibility hard.
Eric’s workshop tries to give an holistic view of accessibility. Why is it important? What are the important concepts? How do people with disabilities actually use the web? How can we create accessible websites without consulting WCAG all the time? When, and how, can we make sure that we don’t step into the same traps all the time again and again?
The second half of the workshop will then answer the specific questions of the audience (which Eric will ask them to provide beforehand so he can prepare a few good examples). Basically applying the approaches learned in the morning to practical use.
The audience of the workshop are people who have a good understanding of parts of the web or even of accessibility but who desire a framework which they can apply in their daily life.
This article examines the rationale for organizations to address accessibility. It includes tangible and intangible benefits and the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately. It explores how accessibility can:
In February 2019, WebAIM conducted an accessibility evaluation of the home pages for the top 1,000,000 web sites using the WAVE stand-alone API (with additional tools to collect site technology parameters). While this research focuses only on automatically detectable issues, the results paint a rather dismal picture of the current state of web accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
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