Auditing Your Site for Accessibility: Now What?
By Kat Passen

Web accessibility is important - about 1 in 5 people in the United States have some kind of disability, and not including them limits your reach. But once you've heard about the basics, how do you get started? In this talk, I'll walk you through the process of finding issues in your site, and discuss processes to fix them.

Saturday 11:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

So you’ve heard about web accessibility - maybe you’ve only heard it in passing, or maybe you’ve read some docs or blog posts, or perhaps you’ve even attended a conference talk about it. But oftentimes this is where you’re left hanging, holding a toolbag with a gigantic “now what?”. Starting out can feel daunting, especially if you have a large application to deal with.

Here are the steps we’ll cover:

  1. Identify - how do you find potential or actual problems
  2. Verify - are these real problems, or potential false positives
  3. Plan - finding the most efficient ways to handle the critical path
  4. Due diligence - fixing, testing, future proofing

We’ll talk about all of these in the context of a familiar website that recently went through this same process.

Kat Passen

Kat Passen is a Software Engineer who works at American Greetings as a lead developer for accessibility optimization. Their role is to research and create accessible solutions and provide education on development of accessible websites.

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