Accessibility: More Than Just Alt Text

Event
Technology

This talk examined some of the reasons people fail to make their work accessible and offered ways people can be more empowered to make accessibility a priority. Attendees left with:

  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and guidelines.
  • Strategies and tools to test for accessibility.
  • Actionable steps to improve accessibility.
  • Resources to take a deeper dive into accessibility.
     

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It is our responsibility to make the web a place where everyone, regardless of ability, can perform the same functions and get the same information. In a perfect world, accessibility would be baked into the way we design, develop, and test projects. Unfortunately, whether due to a lack of information, motivation, or something else, reality falls short of this. Even though organizations can be slow to make accessibility a priority, individuals can still do their part to make the code and content that they create more accessible.