S Fen Slattery

Web Accessibility 101

An hour-long talk, April 2016

Web Accessibility 101 is a presentation created to introduce developers with some knowledge of HTML/CSS to web accessibility concepts. It was presented at Chicago Code Camp 2016 on April 30, 2016 at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Deckset was used to generate presentation slides from my markdown notes, and I absolutely love it.

The abstract for this talked was published as:

What if you had launched a new website, and due to an error in code, 1 in 5 users couldn't access it? This isn't hyperbole; 1 in 5 Americans live with a disability. Furthermore, studies show that people with disabilities are significantly less likely than adults without disabilities to go online at all. As technology has grown, using the web has shifted from being a luxury to being a necessity, so accessible web sites are of paramount importance. In this talk, we'll discuss the basics of how to accommodate users with a wide variety of disabilities, such as visual impairment, dyslexia, and vestibular disorders. This talk assumes a basic knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3, and discusses both code and visual design.