This course discusses what constitutes a disability when it comes to the Web and how different disabilities/issues affect the way in which people with them use the Web. We will see how designers and developers can make better design decisions to help those with disabilities/issues use their products, cover coding techniques that aid assistive technologies which enable them to better interact with their site or app, and discuss current Web accessibility guidelines and what we can do to meet them. Also, we will explore tools for testing the accessibility of our products that will show us how well we are doing and, in some cases, even allow us to simulate how users with disabilities will experience them.
Brian Treese is the Chief Designer at SoCreate, a company building a fun and easy way to turn great ideas into movie & TV show scripts. Technically a Web Designer (he's always loved the aesthetic side of the web), but his expertise does not stop at Photoshop and Illustrator.