Fundamental Concepts Underpinning Accessibility Advice

Fundamental Concepts Underpinning Accessibility Advice

Live Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST | 3:00 pm GMT
Speaker(s): Matthew Atkinson, Senior Accessibility Engineer, Paciello Group
Target Audience: Developers, Content Creators and Subject Matter Consultants
Skill Level: BeginnerIntermediate

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There can be times when we as consultants are asked for accessibility advice on a specific situation and the answer surprises a client - even a client with some experience and lots of determination to make their site as accessible as possible. There are also times when we find code that is meant to help the user, and care has gone into its creation, but it could actually be detrimental. This webinar discusses and gives examples and solutions of the fundamentals that we consider when evaluating a particular question or situation, and will be able to start making connections between those underlying principles and particular approaches that could be used in concrete situations.

Participants will learn:

  • An understanding Assistive Technologies
  • Understanding common accessibility principles
  • Common missteps and solutions

Matthew Atkinson
is a senior accessibility engineer at The Paciello Group, and enjoys exploring accessibility through clients and colleagues. He maintains open-source projects in areas of web and game accessibility. Through TPG, he's a member of the W3C's Accessible Platform Architectures group. Matthew's background is in academia, having worked on accessibility research projects as well as teaching and presenting at conferences.

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