Session: Don't Develop Just for Yourself - A Developer's Checklist to Accessibility
Developer, are you (unconsciously) developing sites for users just like yourself? It often means a sighted mouse user with good fine motor skills and who is proficient with computers. But not every user is like that.
Many projects have automated accessibility checkers, and that is a good start. However, they don't catch most of the failures on accessibility. There are some fairly simple checks to ensure a better experience for your users, and from this talk, you'll learn how to do them and, most importantly, why they are essential to do.
- Why automated accessibility testing is not enough to create accessible websites
- How to do some easy manual checks to ensure better accessibility of the web app
- Why these checks matter, and what's their impact on the users
Eevis is a software developer who enjoys topics like GraphQL, CSS, TypeScript, React, and accessibility. She's also certified in accessibility with IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility-certificate. She wrote her first lines of code when she was a teenager, but the lack of role models and support led her away from the magical world of programming. She got a degree in Russian language and culture, but that enchanting atmosphere kept drawing her back, and instead of a translator, she became a software developer.
When she's not coding or talking about coding, she spends her time with ultimate frisbee - either playing or taking part in decision making in the Finnish Flying Disc Association, or exploring the world with a kayak.