Accessibility is a practice that touches on many aspects of good web design and development, including performance. In this talk, Boston based designer Eric Bailey highlights opportunities and techniques to improve your website or web app's performance by embracing an accessible, inclusive mindset.
Mallory van Achterberg, senior accessibility consultant for Tenon.io, discusses the dos and don'ts of designing and coding for low vision.
Michele Williams, PhD, Senior UX Researcher for Accessibility at Pearson's Higher Education Department, discusses effective usability testing and research in a presentation entitled, "Conducting Accessibility User Research: What's Really Needed?"
Shell explains why the mobile space is so difficult to work in and provides concrete examples of things that would technically pass in WCAG, but are really bad experience for users with various disabilities with a focus on cognitive disabilities.
Luis Garcia, the senior product manager for accessibility at eBay, discusses the various color-related WCAG criteria and how fixing one might create issues in other aspects of accessibility.
One of the greatest misconceptions in the world of document accessibility is, "my document needs to be WCAG compliant." Adam Spencer explores the similarities, differences and language that needs to be understood when making PDF documents accessible and compliant for PDF/UA.
Jared Smith, Associate Director of WebAIM, discusses the interplay between page content (including ARIA), browser parsing/rendering, accessibility APIs, and assistive technology - something that is increasingly important for developers to have a sense of when implementing and testing accessibility.
Thomas Logan, founder and CEO of Equal Entry, discusses single switch usability and its applications across technology, specificially the Google Song Maker app.
"But that's impossible," you might say! They're too hard to make accessible, just use a native select! Well, that's all true but that didn't stop Gerard from trying & not just for the sake of styling, but to provide a better UX. Find out how he did it!
Nicolas Steenhout, host of A11y Rules, a podcast about web accessibility, discusses how he made his podcast and its accompanying website more accessible.