Accessibility on the Modern Web

Cassandra Salisbury posted this on May 18, 2017

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. On Tuesday night JAMstackSF gathered at Wikia’s office to explore the topic of accessibility on the modern web.

At Netlify we’ve recently been raising the topic of accessibility internally. It’s great to be on a team where we can comfortably ask the question “Is this accessible?” and it’s followed with articles, tools, opinions, and examples. Our goal is to focus on educating ourselves about the best practices around accessibility for the JAMstack so we can bring that knowledge to the community. This is why the May JAMstackSF meetup was dedicated to accessibility.

I personally enjoyed learning more about what companies are doing to make their sites more accessible and hope these videos encourage you to take a look at your apps and sites from a different perspective.

Designing the Web For Senior Citizens

Cordelia McGee explores improvements we can make that help users that may experience motor, visual, or cognitive difficulties.


Accessibility at a Startup: Making it Easy to ‘Do the Right Thing’

Samantha Paras chats about her experience creating and implementing a CSS toolkit and styleguide to improve accessibility consistency throughout her team.


Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Captions

Aya Seitkazina shares her experience as a deaf individual (including some very funny, unaltered captions) with advice on how to define whether or not your video content counts as accessible.


Tips and Tools for Visual Accessibility

Jessica Parsons discusses and give examples of a variety of developer tools engineers can use to implement visual accessibility on their site.


Thank you

Big thanks to Wikia and all of our speakers for an amazing evening. If you’d like to learn more about accessibility or you’re looking for more information check out the GAAD page.


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