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Accessibility and You: Tips and Tricks to Baking Accessibility into your app

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Building an interactive accessible website is often thought of as a black art. It is commonly believed that JavaScript powered sites can't be accessible. Covering some of the mistakes and pitfalls his team made building GOV.UK, including building a single page "app", Edd will explain how you can check to see how you are currently doing. He will show you how checking your accessibility isn't as scary as you first thought. Edd will cover real world accessibility and give you practical tips and tools you can use to improve your sites today.

Edd Sowden is a Senior Developer working for the Government Digital Service building GOV.UK. He has been part of the team for the last 2.5 years and been instrumental in a large parts of the front-end of the site you see today. Working on GOV.UK he has worked hard to create a site which is as simple and accessible to use for as many people as possible.