Ela Gorla, Principal Accessibility Specialist, and Henny Swan, Director at TetraLogical, will be presenting today at AccessU 2021.
Ela will be talking about Getting Started with Accessibility and User Experience Testing, today at 3PM BST. Ela will walk through core tests for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the Inclusive Design Principles, in an informative and practical guide.
People starting on their accessibility journey may find the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 with its 78 Success Criteria intimidating, and the myriad of usability standards and best practices out there confusing. When it comes to testing content for accessibility, the lack of familiarity with assistive technology and test tools and the inability to read and understand lines of code can deter many from even trying.
Henny Swan will be joined by Gareth Ford Williams, formerly of the BBC, to talk about Sustainable Accessibility, today at 3PM BST. Drawing on their experiences of embedding sustainable accessibility into organisations, they'll explore the importance of a co-ordinated and evolving plan - and the features it can include.
It takes time and effort to embed sustainable accessibility into an organisation. You cannot achieve this through disconnected activities like assessments or training (although these things have their place); sustainable accessibility needs a co-ordinated and evolving plan that encompasses every aspect of the organisation.
Henny will also be talking about Designing Inclusive User Experiences, today at 4:45PM BST. Accessibility does not happen by accident, it takes thought, empathy, and inclusion, and Henny will explain how to use inclusive design to get there.
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