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BUILDING WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND

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November 05, 2020
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BUILDING WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND

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Amarachi Amaechi

November 05, 2020
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  2. I am Amaechi Amarachi

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  4. Accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no

    barriers that prevent interactions with, or access to a website or an application by people with physical disabilities, situational disabilities, and socio economic restriction on bandwidth and speed. Broadly speaking, when we say a site is accessible, we mean that the site's content is available, and its functionality can be operated, by literally anyone.
  5. 1. A11y: short for accessibility, often used as a hashtag

    - #a11y. Created by combining: a - first letter of accessibility 11 - 11 letters between first and last letters of accessibility y - last letter. 2. I18n: short for internationalization I- first letter of internationalization 18 - 18 letters between first and last letter of internationalization n- last letter Internationalization is a design process that ensures a product (usually a software application) can be adapted to various languages and regions without requiring engineering changes to the source code. 3. AT: Assistive technologies Technologies (software or hardware) that increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities when interacting with computers or computer-based systems.Assistive technology is any device, software, or equipment that helps people work around their challenges.
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  12. “ As developers, designers, founder it’s our responsibility to ensure

    that accessibility doesn’t start in “phase two”.
  13. Principles of accessibility 1. Perceivable: users must be able to

    process information. Information that is not presented in a processable format is not accessible. → →
  14. Principles of accessibility 2. Operable: People with disabilities need to

    be able to operate websites and applications with a variety of tools. Many users with disabilities cannot operate a mouse. Alternatives like keyboard-based operation should be implemented. → → → →
  15. Principles of accessibility 3. Understandable: If users can perceive and

    operate a website, that doesn’t mean they can understand it. Understandable websites use clear, concise language and offer functionality that is easy to comprehend. → →
  16. Principles of accessibility 4.Robust: websites should work well-enough across platforms,

    browsers, and devices to account for personal choice and user need.
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  18. Building accessible content → → → → → → Ensure

    all form controls have an appropriate labels associated with them.
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  25. Resources to help you get started • W3C (World Wide

    Web Consortium – Web Accessibility Initiative WAI) • WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) • The A11Y Project • Free Course: Web Accessibility by Google
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