JavaScript and accessibility

A session at Canberra Accessibility Week

Friday 10th May, 2013

9:00am to 5:00pm (EST)

This one day course will cover the accessible implementation of JavaScript and what features to avoid to ensure your website is accessible.

The day will start with a short introduction to accessibility basics targeted at developers with the rest of the day devoted to JavaScript with hands on practical sessions and examples. Subjects covered include the following.

The different types of JavaScript functionality:

  • Binding functionality to existing interactive components, such as links, buttons and text fields;
  • Non-interactive functionality that presents information;
  • Creating custom components that are both interactive and informative.

The impact on users with a disability of common JavaScript accessibility errors:

  • Non-text content which has no text-equivalent.
  • Functionality which is not operable with the keyboard.
  • Information which can’t be programmatically determined.
  • Timed activity which can’t be controlled.
  • Failing to maintain a logical focus order.
  • Interactive content that can’t be used without JavaScript, which is present without it.

The day will finish with a high level review of testing tools and what and how you should be using them to ensure your JavaScript coding is WCAG2 compliant.

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Gian Wild

Director, AccessibilityOz

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Time 9:00am5:00pm EST

Date Fri 10th May 2013

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