Accessibility in Drupal 6 and Drupal 7: Contribute accessible modules and themes
I presented this 1-hour session at DrupalCon San Francisco on April 19, 2010.
As technology advances, it is more important than ever to code with web accessibility in mind. Web accessibility measures help users with disabilities related to limitations of vision, hearing, learning, cognition, and motor skills to use the web effectively.
This session will feature videos of disabled users interacting with Drupal websites and the admin interface of Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. Through these videos, attendees will be provided with valuable insight into the user experience in many new cases.
In this session, attendees will learn about:
- Fundamentals of web accessibility
- How web accessibility measures benefit all users and can optimize a website
- How to write accessible code for modules and themes
- Incorporating AJAX, dynamic content, and rich media accessibly
- Using WAI-ARIA to maximize accessibility
- Making a Drupal site accessible from a fresh install
- How to address common web accessibility issues and fix them without negatively impacting a site
The web can be made usable and accessible for all users. Drupal developers can help make the web a better place for everyone, by contributing modules, writing themes, setting up sites, or coaching clients. This session will help attendees learn new skills for addressing web accessibility and creating a fair, equal user experience for everyone.
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Accessibility User Testing in Drupal 7 compilation, from this presentation: