Empathy Driven Development for Accessibiliity

Accessibility is often forgotten by web developers, even today. 

It's not a surprise: without a focus on accessibility throughout the web development process, people with disabilities are often left behind. Fortunately, there are techniques and tools that can help kickstart the process. In this special live coding presentation from Deque Developer Advocate Marcy Sutton, you’ll learn hands-on skills for developing inclusively with JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Client-rendered application development with React.js
  • Semantic HTML in JavaScript applications
  • Focus management techniques and when to use them
  • Disabling animations to keep your users from getting sick
  • Writing automated tests to uphold quality

Accessibility doesn't have to be boring or old-school! Cutting-edge web development techniques can be harnessed to benefit users of all abilities. By the end of this webinar, you should have a few technical tips and tricks to share with your colleagues and make the web a more inclusive place.

Watch below:


Jump to specific parts of this video using our chapters list:

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 00:32 Component Library Review of Login Form and Card Flip Animation with axe
  • 03:40 Login Form Live Coding Accessibility Review - Labels and Landmark issues
  • 09:20 Discussion of semantic of HTML in JavaScript Applications
  • 11:00 Fixing color contrast issues on form labels
  • 14:26 Card Flip Live Coding Accessibility Review - Keyboard Accessibility and Focus States
  • 25:30 Writing automated test for accessibility with axe webdriverJS
  • 30:35 Disabling animation with toggle buttons for users with cognitive disabilities
  • 40:45 Q&A