Imagine being in a meeting where your supervisor looks at you and asks “Is our website accessible?” How do you answer? Is it accessible? How would you know? This session is designed to prepare you for that question. Maybe you only need to document and certify your thorough work. Maybe you need to find out how your site fares and plan repairs. We will talk about what you need to know before beginning an audit and how to strategize your work to get the greatest benefit from your limited time. If you are just beginning with HTML, that’s great! Accessibility should be built into your projects from day one. If you are an experienced developer, that’s awesome too! Bring your laptop because we will have hands-on exercises.
Michael Providenti is a web development librarian at Northern Kentucky University. He has published and presented about web accessibility topics for more than 10 years and is co-teaching a course this fall on basic scripting. He is also an avid urban cyclist who likes keeping his 40 year-old ten-speed well maintained and ready to ride.