Radically Accessible Internet Applications 💯- Marcy Sutton

When you follow Marcy on Twitter you will quickly realize how much she and her fiance Marcus love nature. She was the first speaker ever who we discussed avalanche forecasts at the afterparty with. So there is probably no better combination than ScriptConf, Austrian Mountains and Marcy Sutton.

For me, Marcy is talking about one of the most important issues on the internet. Accessibility and making the web a better place for people with disabilites is not only a duty or a regulation to comply with but also an insurance for ourselfes to make sure we will be able to still use our favorite tools when life doesn't work out as expected.

Radically Accessible Internet Applications 💯

An accessible internet experience makes all the difference for a person with a disability, whether they're enjoying online entertainment, paying bills or booking a trip to go adaptive skiing. You see, people with disabilities gain privacy and independence when they can handle their own affairs. Wouldn't it be radical if every web application supported users with disabilities?

As JavaScript experts, we can enable more of our users by shipping accessible interfaces every time, and I'll show you how. In this talk, we'll audit a client-rendered web application for accessibility, making the necessary changes to support people with disabilities. The best part about it? By integrating accessibility into our development workflow, we'll make our apps more usable by everyone.

Podcast

Or go to ScriptCast on Soundcloud directly.

Slides

Slides: https://marcysutton.github.io/radically-accessible/#/0

About Marcy Sutton

Marcy Sutton works on web accessibility tools at Deque Systems, a company focused on digital equality. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility.

She loves co-leading the Accessibility Seattle meetup and a coding club for Girl Develop It Bellingham. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.

Marcy on the web

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