Web Accessibility Fundamentals: Exclusive Presentation [VIDEO]

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In partnership with jQuery, Deque recently sponsored the JavaScript Accessibility Summit, a two-day event held in Herndon, Virginia. For those who missed the conference, we are pleased to bring you video and slides from Jared Smith's talk "Web Accessibility Fundamentals". Jared Smith is the Associate Director of WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind and is a highly regarded speaker about web accessibility issues.

This session explored the main categories of disabilities, assistive technologies used by people with disabilities to access the web, accessibility guidelines, accessibility laws, and the main techniques for creating accessible HTML content.

Video of Web Accessibility Fundamentals Talk

Watch Jared Smith's Presentation on YouTube.

Web Accessibility Fundamentals Slides

You can access the slide presentation here: Web Accessibility Fundamentals by Jared Smith [PDF]


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For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.


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