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Leave No One Behind

Leave No One Behind

Building Accessible Web Applications

Stephen Thomas

October 22, 2016
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  1. Leave No One Behind
    Building Accessible Web Applications

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  2. Why?
    • More Users
    • The Law
    • It’s the Right Thing to Do

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  3. Who?
    • Users with cognitive impairments
    • Users with hearing impairments
    • Users with visual impairments
    • Seizures
    • Color Blindness
    • Presbyopia
    • Users with motor impairments

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  4. Let’s Look at Some Code

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  5. Leave No One Behind
    • Users with Cognitive Impairments
    • Check Reading Level for Content
    • Don’t Build Complicated Interfaces

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  6. Leave No One Behind
    • Users with Hearing Impairments
    • Add visual cues to critical audio notifications
    • Add close caption tracks to elements

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  7. Leave No One Behind
    • Users with Visual Impairments
    • Give Users a way to Disable Animations
    • Don’t Rely Solely on Color
    • Watch Contrast Ratio
    • Responsive Design
    • Use HTML5 Elements for Page Layout
    • Correct Use of Buttons and Links

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  8. Leave No One Behind
    • Users with Motor Impairments
    • Support Focus Styling
    • Manage Focus
    • Dynamically set TabIndex attributes, or
    • Capture keydown events

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  9. Some Key Resources
    • Checklist
    • http://webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist
    • Tools
    • http://khan.github.io/tota11y/
    • http://howlowck.github.io/Akbar/
    • Learn More
    • https://www.udacity.com/course/web-accessibility--ud891

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