Web Accessibility for Developers

With the introduction of the WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications) specification, developers can be much more creative when developing interactive elements for the Web than was possible before its advent. When WAI-ARIA is used with accessible JavaScript, the sky’s the limit when it comes to potential interactions on the web, interactions that are also possible for those using assistive technology.

This Accessibility training is intended for web developers who want to develop skills using WAI-ARIA to create accessible interactive applications for the Web. During this 1-day workshop we’ll be covering quite a few different topics. All of which will be focused on usability, accessibility, and inclusive thinking in design and development.

Essentially what we’ll be discussing is common accessibility issues found in design and development, how they affect different user groups, and ways to overcome the barriers introduced for people with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • What is accessibility?
  • Understanding Disabilities
  • The four principles of accessibility
  • Keyboard
  • Semantic HTML
  • Testing with screen readers
  • Page title
  • Page structure
  • Image alt text
  • Links vs Buttons
  • Skip links
  • Color contrast
  • Forms
  • Proximity/text zoom
  • Responsive design
  • Offscreen content
  • Animation
  • ARIA
  • Dynamic components

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of developing with JavaScript and JQuery
  • Knowledge of developing with HTML5 and CSS
  • A GitHub account
  • A local development environment

Mode of Learning

A mix of theory and hands-on exercises

Duration of course

One day

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