Web Accessibility: What, Why, and When

Timeslot: 
Friday, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room: 
40
Track: 
Site Building

Web Accessibility: What, Why, and When

You’ve probably heard it, “Your Web site must be accessible.” And you’ve probably thought to yourself… What does accessible mean… Why does it need to be accessible and who does it benefit… and When is the best time to be thinking about accessibility? Come find out the answers to these questions, ask some of your own and find out it’s not as bad or difficult as you might have thought.

What

  • Accessibility vs. Accommodation
  • Accessibility and Usability
  • Equivalent Ease of Use
  • Equivalent Time to Completion

Why

  • Benefits for Users with Disabilities
  • Benefits for All Users
  • Benefits for Site Developers
  • Pride: Good Sites vs. Great Sites
  • Avoiding the Stick (legal and policy considerations)

When

  • New and Legacy Pages
  • Planning: Built-in vs. Tacked-on
  • Testing and Evaluation

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors