I have been building websites professionally since the early 2000s and I am passionate about front-end development, accessibility, and promoting diversity in the tech world. Currently, I am working as a Senior Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems.
When I am not spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, or making a mess with my latest DIY project, I volunteer my time to the accessibility and dev communities. I am the creator of the Accessibility (A11Y) Style Guide and Accessibility (A11Y) Talks virtual meet-up, designer of the A11y Cats T-shirt, member of the A11y Project and 24 Accessibility teams, and past team member and mentor for the OpenAIR Knowbility Challenge.
To find out more, visit my personal website.
Digital accessibility can be difficult or frustrating to a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be. By making small changes to your everyday workflow, you can have a huge impact on making the digital world more inclusive - without crushing your creativity or sacrificing your sanity!
In this talk, we will walk-through the process of creating an accessible pattern from design to development, while focusing on accessibility best practices at each step. We will start with a wireframe/sketch, a process that into a design, translate the design into code, and finally, retest for accessibility. We will also talk about the different kinds of patterns out in the wild and which are the most accessible to the widest range of users.
The audience will leave the talk with a deeper understanding of accessibility best practices and will have take-away action items to help them start building their own accessible patterns!
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|Finding the Place Where Accessibility and SEO Happily Co-Exist (extended version)||DrupalCorn Camp||September 2018|
|Core Accessibility: Building Inclusivity into the Drupal Project||DrupalCon||April 2018|
|Living Personas: A Hands-On Accessibility Experience||Florida Drupal Camp||February 2018|
|Inclusive Development: Using Style Guides to Improve Website Accessibility||BADCamp||October 2017|
|Designer to Developer: How to Go from Paper to Style Guide (and Still Remain Friends)||DrupalCon Baltimore||April 2017|
|Inclusive Development: Using Style Guides to Improve Website Accessibility||MidCamp||March 2017|
|Website Accessibility: The Internet is for Everyone||GovCon||July 2016|
|Easy Ways to Make Your Site More Accessible||MidCamp||March 2016|
|Case Study: Making an Accessible GreyMuzzle.org||SANDcamp||February 2016|