A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation, “Introducing web accessibility”, and I thought it might be worth sharing with the wider world. It provides a broad overview for developers who’ve never encountered accessibility before.
Some key points covered:
- Assistive technology sits on top of browsers; it doesn’t replace them. So you cannot track / UA sniff users who need concessions.
- How semantics encoded in your document actually reach the screen reader, and the points of failure in this journey
- How screen reader users typically traverse a document
- Common problems and their solutions
- How to actually validate accessibility, and the importance of testing
You can get a hold of it here.