We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making web sites and software accessible, but we are really making them better for our future selves. Learn some fundamentals of accessibility and how it can benefit you (whether future you from aging or you after something else limits your abilities). We’ll review simple testing techniques, basic features and enhancements, coming trends, and where to get help. This isn’t intended to be a deep dive, but more of an overall primer for those who aren’t sure where to start nor how it helps them.
- Broader context for how all users are or will be disabled, whether temporarily or permanently.
- Basic tests and best practices that can be integrated into development team workflows to make interfaces accessible.
- Introduction to standards and tools already available.