PyCon UK 2019

Impactful Accessibility - The Changes That Mean The Most
2019-09-13, 10:30–11:00, Ferrier Hall

Working with surveys and discussions with disabled users, this talk will provide some of the most impactful improvements and changes that can be made to improve web accessibility--to help people decide where to start or which features to spend limited time on.


The sad truth is that even companies that wish to have accessible websites often only dedicate the time and effort to create SOME accessibility. What they choose to make accessible is often based on what a handful of people, often abled bodied ones, decide, and doesn’t always reflect what users want or need.

Using a series of surveys and discussions with other disabled people, I have synthesized suggestions and examples of what makes the most impact for many users or gigantic impacts on usage for smaller groups. We'll go over the look, feel, and functionality of websites and some basic code that can be used to great benefit.

Some basic knowledge of frontend development can be beneficial for the audience members, but is not required.


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