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Beyond Alt-text: Trends in Online Accessibility: CodeMash

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CodeMash 2020 | Beyond Alt-text: Trends in Online Accessibility | Ian Forrest

What you'll learn

If you're like the 2016 version of Ian Forrest, then you think you have a decent handle on web accessibility. You put alt attributes on all your images (though you don't give much thought to the actual text) and you make sure your sites can be used with a keyboard (except for overlays, sometimes). Then, the day comes when you're given a 100-page accessibility audit from a client and a deadline for all issues to be fixed. "What is high contrast mode," you ask yourself, "...and why does it matter if these links are implemented in a list?" In this presentation, Ian will share some of the hard lessons learned over the past few years, from both a development and a project management perspective. Topics discussed will include an overview of common accessibility problems, tools used to validate accessibility issues, and best practices for training your team.

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Beyond Alt-text: Trends in Online Accessibility

About the author

CodeMash is a unique event that educates developers on current practices, methodologies and technology trends in variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP. Held every January at the lush Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, attendees will be able to attend a world-class technical conference amid Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark. Nobody will frown if you show up in shorts, sandals, and your loudest t-shirt. You might even win a prize for doing so. It’s not just ... more

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