Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) allows engineers and designers to create more powerful user experiences than with plain HTML. By attending this session, you'll gain a deeper understanding about just how accessible SVG UI’s can be today.
We’ll discuss topics such as:
- Making SVG UI's keyboard accessible
- Using ARIA to enable screen reader access for SVG UI’s
- Circumventing gaps in today’s browser implementations
The session will also include an interactive Q+A where we'll discuss future possibilities and address topics such as canvas accessibility.
by Karo Caran
I will share the do’s and don’ts of web and mobile visual design from the perspective of a partially sighted user. I will show how I browse the web/navigate the
mobile environment and break some stereotypes associated with designing for users with low vision. I will discuss good/bad practices and provide feedback on
how the more challenging interactions could be improved.
by Luis Garcia
Most of the Web is not accessible. Not because developers don't care, but because we don't know the first thing about making sites accessible.
Come learn (a sampling of) all the things about accessibility.
Look at all these things! Alt text, form labels, table scope, fieldsets, headings, semantics, landmark roles, programmatic relationships, color contrast,
keyboard navigation, focus indication, hover/focus parity, WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, HTML5, WAVE, kitchen sink!
An Agile product team moves fast. Learn techniques to keep accessibility at the forefront of your sprints and not back at the starting line.
Learn about EmpowerTech and their work. Joan and Ismale will also describe and demo various adaptive technologies that people with disabilities use to access computers and mobile apps.
Come learn about the state of web accessibility in Mexico and how one social business, Hearcolors, is trying to bring change.
Come hear from Steven Francus and Matt Reamer, each who are building (in the case of Steven) and have built (in the case of Matt) products to address the needs of people with disabilities.
Steven and his team are in the process of building Abilifind, a ratings-based website directed at consumers with disabilities and their families. Steven and his team will describe the goals of the project, and will discuss the process of and lessons learned designing and developing Abilifind to date.
Inspired by his brother who has Autism, Matt will talk about a device he designed , developed, and built to help his brother speak with his parents via text messages in real time from push buttons with tested and custom icons printed on them.
by John Foliot
The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility,
as well as works to ensure that the full range of core technologies of the Web, from HTML to the Semantic Web, are and remain accessible by reviewing accessibility
support across all W3C specifications.
Come learn about the latest WAI activities such as: the finalizing of ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) 1.0, work on ARIA 1.1, the progress
around Indie UI (Independent User Interface), and getting long description re-added to HTML5.
Responsive and adaptive design has gone from buzzword to the reality for many organizations. The semantic markup and usability thinking that make a responsive design project successful can go a long way towards making the site accessible. There are some potential accessibility gotchas. Dylan will present the top accessibility gotchas and tips and techniques for avoiding these.
An introduction to the background details regarding ARIA, how it works on the Operating System and within browsers, what the Accessibility Tree is, how testing automated versus manual testing methodologies do or don't expose support differences, and how cross referencing AT and browser support exposes the differences between bugs and accessibility issues.
Come learn the latest on WordPress' accessibility efforts from Joseph O'Connor, a LA-based accessibility expert who champions accessibility within the WordPress community. In addition to discussing WordPress' features that enable the creation of accessible websites, Joseph will discuss and seek feedback on a WordPress plugin project he is working on.
6th December 2014