Rich Internet Apps - How to Make Them Accessible

Archive: Rich Internet Apps – How to Make Them Accessible

Live Broadcast Held On: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Length: 1.5 hours
Fee: $39 for members; $79 for nonmembers

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Speaker: Dylan Barrell, VP of Product Development, Deque Systems; B.S., Computer Science, MBA

Target Audience: Developers and Product Owners

WAI-ARIA's role and aria-attributes, combined with the rich capabilities of JavaScript allow rich Internet applications to be made accessible without any limitations for the disabled users. While the WAI-ARIA specification has come a long way since its early days, there are still some incompatibilities and limitations that implementors must be aware of in order to be able to take full, practical advantage of these powerful features today. This session will give an overview of all the ARIA roles and attributes and highlight the ones that work well across multiple platforms as well as the tricks necessary to get them to work consistently. It will also show an example of a gesture-and-keyboard compatible widget implemented using ARIA with annotated source code available for the attendees to get their hands dirty.

Learning Objectives: Participants of this webinar will be able to:

  • Understand at a high level what is possible with ARIA
  • Understand enough details to start "digging in and getting your hands dirty"

Speaker Bio: Dylan Barrell has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. During that time he has held many positions as a developer, development manager and product manager. He invented the FireEyes accessibility checker tool, is responsible for the world-leading enterprise accessibility tool Worldspace and invented the award-winning Amaze product. He is an accessibility contributor to the jQuery UI library and the author of many open source libraries. Dylan has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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