Testing for web accessibility can feel daunting when you aren’t used to it. But with the growing requirements for sites to meet accessibility guidelines, it has become an unescapable part of a developer’s life. Accessibility should be seen as a challenge, rather than a chore.

This workshop will demonstrate an accessibility testing workflow that can be integrated in coding workflow, and will include a review of automated testing, and hands-on manual testing using a variety of tools, from using the keyboard to using a screen reader application. We will work on real life sites, as well as some code snippets.

Participants will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of common accessibility barriers and methods to test for, and remediate, these barriers.


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Darren Wright at 15:45 on 19 Apr 2018

Wow! Not enough time for all the great insight! Really enjoyed the presentation.

Jessie Roth at 15:53 on 19 Apr 2018

Great talk!

John Vernier at 15:21 on 20 Apr 2018

Nic was great! It was a very informative session and made me think about the different ways people with different abilities access the web. I now have a collection of automated accessibility tools that Nic pointed us to that I am totally planning on using for a future accessibility audit on our websites.

Amazing tutorial! Lots of non-obvious information and insights that aren't just easily obtained via web search - exactly the reason for attending a live training event like this. I've derived so many actionable tasks from this talk, it was honestly worth the price of attending this conference. The only change I'd suggest is adding a mobile device component to the tutorial.

Eric Leversen at 10:40 on 21 Apr 2018

Nic knew the material very well and was able to cover audience questions with ease. My big take away was how doing the work for a target population (deaf people who want to access podcasts, for example) can benefit a larger population (people who want to search podcasts or watch with sound off).