Web accessibility is no longer something we can afford to ignore or put off for a future date. It’s no longer just a nice, human idea – now it’s a legal requirement.
Compliance with WCAG Level AA guidelines – the accepted accessibility standard – should be an out-of-the-box requirement. But making your existing digital products accessible can seem like a daunting challenge. And the more complex your site, app, or software, the harder it will be.
There are tools that can help and best practices you can follow to make that work a lot easier and more straightforward. In this session, you’ll learn how to tackle the biggest pitfalls associated with making your digital products accessible. We’ll talk about tools that offer ready-made accessibility capabilities and make development life easier, like Progress’ component library, Kendo UI. We’ll focus on how to interpret tricky gray areas in your accessibility scans, best practices for making tough choices within the guidelines, and tips for training clients. We’ll also go beyond the scans and code to talk about the real people who use screen readers to navigate your digital product online.
In short, you’ll leave equipped to make your sites, apps and software available to all, barrier-free -- and rest easy knowing you're in compliance.