As developers we tend to create applications with a bias for users with similar skill sets as ourselves. The goal of writing accessible web applications is to open up our work to a larger audience with varying degrees of capabilities and impairments. We'll review the basics of accessibility in web applications and explore an accessibility "before and after" use case using a screen reader on a website.
Jason Zissman has worked in software development for 7 years, the last 5 being at Follett. His background includes desktop, Android, and web development. He is currently a software development manager for several teams working on web applications with accessibility/ADA commitments.