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?

Front end devs, beginner to mid-level

Prerequisite knowledge

- basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript - a base knowledge of WHY accessibility is important

What you'll learn

- how to make their projects accessible - tools and resources that make a11y easier - the comfort that accessibility nightmares are not always so


This talk will demystify the trickiest WCAG standards, show demos of common accessibility nightmares like accordion menus, custom forms, modals, video players, date pickers etc and how to make them accessible in the simplest ways possible using HTML, CSS and plain JavaScript. I’ll also introduce attendees to resources and tools that they can turn to as they make the rest of their projects accessible after the conference.

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Juliana Gomez


After years in marketing, I realized that I wanted to create technology instead of selling it, so I learned to code and now I build websites and web apps using semantic HTML, CSS, Javascript (ES6), jQuery, Bootstrap and REST APIs.

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