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PDF Pitfalls and How to Meet PDF/UA

Helen Burge

What are some of the most common issues found in PDFs when it comes to accessibility – and how do you fix them? This talk will give you a high-level overview of the standards and testing methods, including information on PDF/Universal Accessibility (PDF/UA). Helen will lead us through a live demo showing the differences between PAC3 and the Adobe accessibility checker, plus give us helpful remediation advice for common issues you might encounter.

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Automated Accessibility Testing in JavaScript Frameworks

Mark Steadman

Automated testing for accessibility issues with axe-core is one of the best and most effective ways to catch up to 50% of accessibility violations. In this talk, we will take a look at the levels of testing needed from an automated perspective to ensure your content is accessible at a component level and an application-level using a working React application and the axe-core testing frameworks.

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Introduction to Screen Readers

Tim Harshbarger

Screen readers are a type of assistive technology device that can help all kinds of people, including people with no vision, low vision, cognitive issues, or even non-disabled people who want to hear the words spoken aloud. Join in on the conversation as Tim discusses the best and most popular screen reader/browser combinations, explains some common screen reader commands, and leads us in a screen reader demo!

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A11y Axioms - What Are the Basic Truths About Accessibility?

Mike Gifford

Mike wanted to do some basic modeling for accessibility and realized the need to simplify things. This is how the A11yAxiom project got started on Twitter. He wanted to define some essential truths in order to help people get a better sense of how to approach digital accessibility. This session will cover some of those approaches, and conclude with a Q&A at the end to see if we can’t make them better.

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Accessibility in the Modern Digital Agency

Adrián Bolonio

When we develop a new web application, we often put a lot of work on the design, on making it beautiful and usable. In other words, we want our web app to be effective, efficient, and satisfying for the user. But a lot of times we don’t think about the user experience for people with disabilities, including people with age-related impairments. Adrián will show us some testing tools, libraries, and techniques to increase the a11y test coverage of our code with a simple React application example.

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