HEWEB11 – Keynote: Embracing the carrots.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Shawn Henry

Leads World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) education and outreach promoting Web accessibility for people with disabilities

Embracing the carrots.

Reasons beyond the legal requirement.

Breaking accessibility with an upgrade is not an upgrade.

Reviewing some impressive user examples.

Accessibility is about people.
Don’t just focus on people.

Accessibility gone bad examples.
Bolding access key (p)assword. Screen reader says pee-assword.

Not important to read the standard. Learn from the overview. Then learn how to meet them using the guide.

Accessibility upgrades often help make the website more useable for everyone.

Focusing on the legal aspect can be a pain in the … Project.

Don’t get lost in the gray area. Don’t spend hours trying to decide on a single alt tag.

You can get a long way just picking the low hanging fruit.

The web is fundamentally designed to work for all people.

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