Did you know that by combining PHP techniques with standards compliant code, the applications you develop can be used by a broader user base, including users with disabilities? In this session, participants will first be introduced to the broad concept of web accessibility, what it is, and what the impacts are of not coding with accessibility in mind. Discussion will include touching upon the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG V2.0). To bring theory to practice, attendees will also get a brief demonstration of a screen reader, software used by individuals who are blind or who have other visual disabilities. In the second half of the presentation, specific PHP techniques will be discussed that will provide the optimal experience for users with disabilities. Specific best practices using object-oriented programming and custom functions will be highlighted that can help ensure accessibility throughout the development cycle. Tips on how to perform accessibility testing will also be shared.
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