Accessibility in a Web Components World at MakingWeb

Posted on Friday, 26 September 2014 by Steve Faulkner

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2nd MakingWeb conference in Norway, I talked about web components.

Web Component Accessibility

The key points I attempted to convey during the presentation:

An accessible, usable UI is a MUST

UI accessibility is not an accessory, a ‘nice to have’. If a UI is not accessible it’s incomplete, substandard, half baked – a neckbeard UI

There are no new demons

There is nothing inherent within web components as a technology that makes it harder to build usable and accessible UI’s

The challenges remain the same

The challenges with web components are pretty much the same as what we have dealt with for years with HTML/JavaScript custom controls

Build accessibility in from the start

The slide deck

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About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPG. He joined The Paciello Group in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, ARIA in HTML, Notes on Using ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility.

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