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BUILDING WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND

Amarachi Amaechi
November 05, 2020
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BUILDING WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND

Amarachi Amaechi

November 05, 2020
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  1. I am Amaechi Amarachi

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. “ As developers, designers,
    founder it’s our
    responsibility to ensure that
    accessibility doesn’t start in
    “phase two”.

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  6. Principles of accessibility
    1. Perceivable: users must be able to process
    information. Information that is not presented in a
    processable format is not accessible.


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  7. 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.




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  8. 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.


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  9. 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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  10. Building accessible content





    → Ensure all form controls have an appropriate labels associated with them.

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  11. 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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