• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Mastering ARIA: Best Practices for Designers & Devs

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 11:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 3 (ALLYANT)  
In today's digital era, while accessibility is crucial, it's often neglected. Enter ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) – a potent tool for developers, though its optimal usage confounds many. The key lies in knowing when to use and when to sidestep ARIA. This session unravels ARIA's intricacies. Despite their enthusiasm, many developers grapple with ARIA's complexities during website remediation, leading to its unintended misuse. The focus will be on the essence of accessibility-centric coding. We'll explore semantic HTML's role in fostering accessibility and highlight which patterns need native HTML or ARIA's touch. Beyond mere techniques, we'll touch on design thinking, underscoring why custom components might impede accessibility. Yet, when custom solutions are vital, we'll guide you to craft them accessibly. Dive in with us to master ARIA, ensuring your websites are innovative and universally accessible. Enhance your designs with our actionable insights.  
  • Higher Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Explore ARIA's role in web accessibility, delve into semantic HTML, and learn when to use custom components while ensuring universal website accessibility.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Development
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Web
Session Type
General Track  


  • Agostina Demark

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