Drupal 8 Accessibility

A session at DrupalCamp Toronto 2016 (10th Anniversary)

Friday 15th April, 2016

10:00am to 11:00am (EST)

Speaker: Mike Gifford

Accessibility in Drupal 8 has come a long way since Drupal 7. Drupal 8 has added extensive support for accessibility in Core. From small changes like font size and colour contrast, to large changes like WAI-ARIA in core, Drupal 8 will make it easier to build an accessible site. For anyone trying to make a barrier-free website, it’s important to understand the new features and how each can be used.

In this presentation, Mike Gifford, Drupal 8’s Core Accessibility Maintainer, will cover the variety of accessibility features that Drupal 8 offers, including:

  • HTML5 & Improved Semantics
  • Colour Contrast and Low Vision
  • Alt Tags and Defaults
  • W3C's ATAG
  • Tables
  • Errors

By attending this presentation you’ll get an understanding of the challenges of web accessibility, Drupal 8’s new features, and how the new capabilities benefit the web.

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Mike Gifford

President OpenConcept Consulting - Drupal 8 Core Accessibility Maintainer - #FreeSoftware - Father - Feminist - #Quaker - #BCorp - Prolific Photographer bio from Twitter

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Time 10:00am11:00am EST

Date Fri 15th April 2016

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