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HTML Accessibility

taught by: Becky Gibson

Session Summary:

Don’t write inaccessible code! Come learn how to make your sites and pages inclusive to ALL. This session will cover the basic HTML techniques for accessible content. There will be code.

Description:

This session will explore the basic HTML techniques for accessible web content. Think you know them? Probably not. Of one million home pages tested, 97.8% had detectable accessibility failures! The session will review semantic HTML and why it is important for accessibility. See how using the proper elements adds landmarks to your page that help assistive technology users navigate. Understand why proper labels are important and how to implement them for the various field types. Have you heard about alt text? Come why it matters and learn how to implement it properly. And more! This session will demonstrate accessibility failures and show you how to avoid them.

Practical Skills:

  • the importance of semantic HTML for accessibility
  • how to properly label your form fields
  • creating accessible links and images

Prerequisites:

basic HTML knowledge