Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Accessibility is important; now what?

Juliana Gomez (HUGE)
9:50am–10:30am Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: 210 A/E Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Technical, Web Pillars Track: Performance, Security, Accessibility

Who is this presentation for?

  • Frontend developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • A basic understanding of why accessibility is important

What you'll learn

  • Explore tools and techniques for making your projects accessible


A11y is picking up interest in the dev community (finally!), but once we know why we should make the internet accessible, we need the knowledge and tools to actually do it.

Juliana Gomez demystifies the trickiest WCAG standards, shares demos of common accessibility nightmares like accordion menus, custom forms, modals, video players, and date pickers, and explains how to make them accessible in the simplest ways possible using HTML, CSS, and plain JavaScript. Along the way, Juliana also explores available resources and tools for helping you make your own projects accessible.

Photo of Juliana Gomez

Juliana Gomez


Juliana Gomez is a Colombian-Canadian software engineer at HUGE, where they use semantic HTML, CSS, Javascript (ES6), jQuery, Bootstrap, and REST APIs to build websites and web apps. They believe the world would be a nicer place if the web was more accessible and if we all had access to communities that filled us with a sense of belonging. You can find them at

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