How to create accessible websites by Rachel Cherry

How to create accessible websites

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites by people with disabilities. When your website is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your visitors. If your university website is inaccessible, you could be preventing access to education and student services. When your website is accessible, everyone can consume your information freely. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use a mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Designing with accessibility in mind will also improve your SEO. Join my workshop to learn more about accessibility, the importance of universal design, and how to create a high-quality user experience that is inclusive and beneficial to all.

This workshop will cover:

  • Intro to accessibility, universal design, and why it’s important
  • WCAG accessibility standards and legal concerns
  • How to add accessibility testing to your workflow
  • Common accessibility issues and how to address them
  • Easy accessibility fixes that make a big impact

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