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May08
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Coding Accessibility: Best Practices from the Front Lines

bekah rice
Bekah Rice

Senior UX Designer/Developer and Accessibility Expert, truematter

Bio:

Bekah is senior UX designer/developer and accessibility expert at user experience strategy firm truematter. Her dual skillsets in visual design and front-end development help her create simple, usable designs that best serve the needs of real people online. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients on end-to-end UX and development projects. As an academic mentor, Bekah was one of the first instructors to join the Columbia, SC chapter of Girls Who Code, an organization that teaches front-end development to girls ages 12 to 18.

She frequently speaks, writes, and teaches about web accessibility, UX design and interface, user research, and user experience strategy. She's also been interviewed and quoted in the media about the benefits of built-in accessibility capabilities for development tools, specifically component library Kendo UI.


Sessions:

Wed, 08 May | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Coding Accessibility: Best Practices from the Front Lines

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.

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.

Audience

Technical

Session Type

Presentation

Product

Kendo UI

Topic

Web Experience

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