Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit
Back for the third year, Global Accessibility Awareness Day Detroit is a day for web professionals to gather together to learn about accessibility and how to make the web more accessible and usable by everyone. Events will be held around the world to raise awareness about web accessibility.
EXPERIENCE THE WEB FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A SCREEN READER USER
You work hard on your web content, the goal being for that content to reach as wide an audience as possible. To that end, you study all the accessibility-related guidelines and do your best to apply them to your work.
But what does it all really mean? How does someone who uses a screen reader experience your site? How will the next change you're planning to make impact that experience?
In this hands-on session with Al Puzzuoli, you will learn to use a screen reader as a tool to answer the questions above.
• First, you'll learn the basics of controlling your computer and navigating the web, using only a screen reader and your keyboard.
• Next, you will see examples of accessible sites that play nice with screen readers, and other inaccessible ones, which decidedly do not.
• Finally, the fun begins, as it will be time to play! You will have the opportunity to go the the website of your choice, and use your newly honed skills to do some basic accessibility testing