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How To Find, Fix, And Prevent Accessibility Issues

Preety Kumar Harris Schneiderman
On the web
deque.com
harris-schneiderman.com/
On Twitter
@accessibility20
@theHarrisius
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Workshop includes:
  • Working examples to take away
  • Interactive sessions
  • Workshop recordings
  • Dedicated Q&A time
  • Smashing Certificate

Workshop, 2×2.5h + Q&A • Tue & Wed, September 14–15
09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (Pacific, US) 18:00 – 20:30 CET (Europe)

Finding, fixing, and preventing accessibility issues doesn’t have to be hard. It can actually be quite easy for dev teams to make a big impact.

In this 2-day workshop by our friends at Deque, you will learn useful tips and tools for how to build more accessible websites and why it’s so important. You may not realize how much good you can do with very little effort. You can actually catch the majority of issues (57% - triple the industry average) in browser testing alone. Don’t worry, it’s not using one of those sketchy overlays.


Even better, they’ll show how you can catch a significant majority of accessibility issues on your website with just a little more effort.

Harris and Preety will guide you through highly interactive exercises focused on giving you practical experience integrating accessibility into the development process and helping you build your accessibility problem-solving skills.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to do a maximum amount of good with minimal effort and knowledge
  • An overview of the most common accessibility issues & why they are problematic
  • A review of key testing techniques: automated, guided & manual
  • An intro into fixing the most common accessibility issues
  • How to build accessible websites sustainably

$Free .00 Register for this workshop → 2 × 2.5h live sessions + Q&A. Sep 14–15.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a ticket.

🎪  Save up to 25% on this workshop with Smashing Membership.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is meant for Front-End Developers, UX Engineers, Designers, and those in more hybrid dev/design roles who are interested in a solid introduction to accessibility testing.

We welcome all experience levels and ensure that everyone will walk away from the workshop with practical accessibility tips to incorporate into their day-to-day work. If you are brand new to digital accessibility, check out this short What is digital accessibility video.

What hardware/software do you need?

A laptop with an up-to-date copy of Chrome and your favorite text editor.

About Preety and Harris

Preety is the CEO of Deque Systems. She founded Deque 20+ years ago with the goal of making accessibility easy for development teams. That remains her single-minded mission today. Preety is also the Product Manager for axe DevTools Pro and is looking to get to 100% coverage of WCAG with this product.

Harris is a web developer with a strong passion for digital equality. He works at Deque Systems as the Principal UI Engineer building awesome web applications. He wrote Cauldron (Deque’s pattern library), Dragon Drop, and is the lead developer on axe DevTools Pro. When he is not at work, he still finds time to contribute to numerous open source projects.

Time & Schedule

This workshop is split over two days. Our virtual doors open at 8:45, we start at 9 AM PDT. Please mark your calendars:

  • Tue, September 14, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)
  • Wed, September 15, 09:00 – 11:30 AM PT (18:00 – 20:30 CET)

$Free .00 Register for this workshop → 2 × 2.5h live sessions + Q&A. Sep 14–15.
With all video recordings & slides. Get a ticket.

🎪  Save up to 25% on this workshop with Smashing Membership.

Day 1

8:45 AM PDT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introductions.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
An overview of the most common accessibility issues and a review of review of key testing techniques.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Harris and Preety on the day’s material. Networking!

Day 2

8:45 AM PDT
Virtual doors open, registration, chat, and introductions.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Find, fix, and prevent accessibility issues and how to build accessible websites sustainably.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with Harris and Preety on the day’s material. Networking!

Register for this workshop →