Webinars: Modern Web Accessibility with JavaScript & WAI-ARIA

ARCHIVE: Modern Web Accessibility with JavaScript & WAI-ARIA

Live Broadcast Held On: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 
Length: 1.5 hours 
Fee: $39 for members; $79 for nonmembers

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Speaker: Paul Adam, Accessibility Evangelist, Deque

Target Audience: Developers, QA, UX, designers

Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced 

Overview: JavaScript is the one language that works on all Web-enabled devices! JavaScript and WAI-ARIA are essential for making dynamic websites and apps accessible. Modern screen readers have excellent support for WAI-ARIA, even on mobile devices. Learn to use the W3C's WAI-ARIA spec and JavaScript to create accessible HTML5 Web apps. See how HTML5 and ARIA enhancements work in different combinations of the newest browsers and screen readers. Learn the common pitfalls of inaccessible custom UI design and how to avoid creating dynamic sites that fail to work for keyboard-only and screen reader users.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will be able to: 

1. Make dynamic HTML widgets like Modal Dialogs, Mega Menus, Carousels, Date Pickers, and Accordions accessible to blind, screen reader, and sighted, keyboard-only users. 

2. Identify how the new HTML5 elements, input types, and attributes make accessibility easier in the modern and mobile Web.

3. Explain how to use the W3C's WAI-ARIA spec to make custom UI components accessible and make screen readers speak alerts to blind users when error messages appear on the screen.

4. Explain how to make mobile Web apps accessible for blind iOS and Android mobile device users. 

Speaker Bio: Paul Adam is an Accessibility Evangelist for Deque Systems. He focuses on mobile accessibility (Android and iOS) and modern Web (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0) accessibility.

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