Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Experiencing A11y

Presented by: Jenna Charlton, Chelsey Bryant
Time: Wednesday, Jan. 09, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Accessibility has become an increasingly common buzzword for tech companies, but what does it mean? And how does it affect the software we build? In this workshop we will deep dive into the world of accessibility. We will discuss and experience what it means to be users of varying levels of ability. We will get hands on experience using adaptive technology such as screen readers, foot peddles, switches, and accessible keyboards. In addition, we will explore designing, writing, and testing software with all user ability levels in mind. This workshop will be hands on, writing and testing code. This session is open to attendees of all skill levels whether you write code or not! In this all-inclusive experience we will learn: - Diversity of disabled users and user personas - Experiencing the web as a disabled user - Experience using adaptive technology and input devices - Designing and programming with accessibility in mind using a light weight angular solution available on GitHub - Open source testing tools and techniques for web accessibility

Room: Salon ATags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, TestingLevel: Introductory and overview