We develop websites for everyone to use, so why not make sure that everyone is able to use our sites? We as developers need to plan for accessibility before we write our first line of code. This session will use lessons learned from Georgetown University’s current website redesign to demonstrate front-end architecture and code that solves common accessibility concerns.
The target audience is front-end developers with a solid understanding of HTML and CSS.
What you’ll learn:
- Why accessibility is important
- How to plan your site development with accessibility in mind
- Writing accessible HTML
- Code for specific challenging examples, e.g., forms, site navigation, and phone numbers
- Accessibility guidelines and resources to keep in mind (e.g., WCAG 2.0, Section 508)