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20NTC Session
Sprint

Basic Accessibility Techniques for All

Description

When you create a new blog post or add content to a website are you excluding some folks from reading it?  Do you understand how people with disabilities access the web? Whether you are a developer or content creator, there are simple actions you can take to make your content more accessible to people of all abilities.

Come learn the basics of web accessibility. Have you heard about alt text and wonder what it means or how to create it? Can you navigate a site with only the keyboard? This session will demystify web accessibility and give you techniques to create content that is usable by all.


Target Audience

content creators who submit via a content management system; web site developers who modify sites or add content

Tags

AccessibilityContent StrategyDigital InclusionWebsites

Speakers

Becky Gibson

Sr. Accessibility Strategist

Knowbility

Becky Gibson is a recognized expert in the field of digital inclusion and Web Accessibility with over 30 years of diverse experience in corporate and open-source software product development. Her passion for Web Accessibility advancement and evangelism continues to impact products, customer strategies, and industry standards.

She participated in the creation of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and helped to develop and evangelize the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specification. Becky continues to work within W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) working groups. She creates blog posts, documentation, training materials, and speaks at conferences to further the mission of digital inclusion for all.

Details

Day

Tuesday
March 24, 2020

Time

1:00pm – 1:30pm