Accessible Bristol meetup

I finally made it along to one of Accessible Bristol’s monthly meetups. LĂ©onie Watson gave a talk on Custom Interfaces with ARIA, HTML5, & JavaScript. I’m a big fan. An amazing woman.

Take home points for me:

  • It’s easier to make your dynamic websites more widely accessible than you’d think
  • Look in this testing tool: http://www.powermapper.com/
  • Don’t forget your accessibility tree – the DOM’s accessible cousin ;)
  • Bootstrap and Ember are working hard to make their frameworks more accessible
  • Look into ARIA support within SVGs
  • Use aria-hidden class for non essential icons
  • Web components and the benefits of extending HTML by extension

For more info check out Leonie’s website and the Coding like you give a damn presentation:
http://tink.uk/front-trends-aria-accessibility-apis-coding-like-you-give-a-damn/

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