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Baking Accessibility into Your Software Development Process

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 1:20 PM PST  
Location
Grand GH  
Description
Whether you are an experienced software professional or a student just learning how to code, it is important to know how to incorporate accessibility into your development process so that you can ensure your end product is accessible. By embedding good accessibility practices from the start in your development process, you can ensure a highly usable and accessible product to the one billion disabled people on this planet. Making accessibility a part of your development process does not guarantee zero accessibility bugs later in your product. However, it greatly reduces that number, improves your business and most importantly will make your diverse customers feel valued. This session will go over the importance of baking accessibility in your development process and provide steps on how to accomplish this. Attendees will learn about the importance of shifting accessibility testing early in the development process, and topics such as how to use and integrate accessibility code linters and automated accessibility tools in your code, some common web accessibility bugs, how to use browser’s accessibility tree for finding and fixing bugs, and how to perform basic manual accessibility testing. The presenter will also share some major do’s and don’ts when it comes to accessibility. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to ensure maximum accessibility of their software product.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Developing software with accessibility in mind reduces accessibility bugs and ensures a highly accessible product. Whether you are an experienced software professional or a novice, this session will provide you with actionable steps on how to do so.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Development
  • Engineering
  • Web
 
Session Type
General Track  

Presenters

  • Meenakshi Das
    Microsoft
  • Nandita Gupta
    Microsoft

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