Shift Developer Conference 2017 - Yes! Your site can (and should) be accessible

Shift Developer Conference 2017 - Yes! Your site can (and should) be accessible

Lessons learned in building FT.com

DAC Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JCbyOuWVII

In 2016, the Financial Times launched a new version of its website to great success. It broke ground on key areas like performance, resilience, and usability. But one day, rather serendipitously, the team that created the site realized they had largely forgotten to measure one thing: accessibility. And you can’t improve what you don’t measure.

Laura Carvajal explains how her team introduced accessibility to the Financial Times website, FT.com—and their journey from being generally oblivious about accessibility to making it a core part of their process across multiple divisions. Laura shares the the roadblocks encountered and lessons learned along the way as well as practical solutions you can implement in your project today, regardless of available time, resources, or support.

REFERENCES

Keyboard Shortcuts
https://help.github.com/articles/using-keyboard-shortcuts/
https://www.ractoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sublime_text_2_shortcuts_printable_ractoon.pdf
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6594
https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37034
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201236
https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/201374536-Slack-keyboard-shortcuts

Training
https://github.com/joe-watkins/top-people-to-follow-in-web-accessibility

Accessibility Folks
https://github.com/joe-watkins/top-people-to-follow-in-web-accessibility

Known Lawsuits and Settlements
http://www.karlgroves.com/2011/11/15/list-of-web-accessibility-related-litigation-and-settlements/
https://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/resources

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Laura Carvajal

June 02, 2017
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