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Wednesday, October 3 • 15:00 - 16:00
Accessible Design & Development in Action

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In this session, you'll learn many ways that accessible design benefits everyone, not just those with accessible needs. Adding accessibility features into your software opens your software to a 20% increase in market reach, while making the experience better for everyone. All too often, popular websites and apps fail to design for accessibility, unknowingly resulting in a huge loss of up to 20% of your user base who can't use the site because it simply isn't usable. In business terms, 20% is a whopping number that equates to some serious cash.
It's all due to a lack of accessible design.

In this session, you'll learn how to prepare content, as well as design and code using the techniques that enable those with visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive impairments so those millions of people can now use your apps effectively. You'll learn to assess what your customer's accessibility needs are, as well as how to write code with accessibility in mind. You'll learn about ARIA elements and design practices to keep in mind while crafting webpages and app layouts.

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Rachel Appel

Rachel currently works for Microsoft on Azure Functions. She has been in the business of creating software for over 25 years, as an author, mentor, and speaker at top industry conferences such as VSLive!, DevConnections, Øredev, NDC and SDD. During her career, she has worked on projects... Read More →

Wednesday October 3, 2018 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
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