Accessibility during a web build

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 10:30am in Waverly on Friday, November 16.

#17677

Speaker(s)

  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Incorporating accessibility into your web site build is important and can often mean the difference between an accessible and an inaccessible site at launch. Specific stages require accessibility intervention, including design, template, and final site launch. Suitable tasks and training is also covered.

Abstract

AccessibilityOz has just released the DDOmbuds web site, a fully accessible website which won two Horizon awards and the Non-Profit Best In Show Interactive Media Award. Gian Wild talks about how to make a site accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with US regulations, including WCAG2. This session focuses accessibility activities to perform at key stages of the web development lifecycle. These activities can ensure that a site is accessible as possible at launch. Activities discussed include: • Request For Quote consultation • Staff training • Functional specification / Web Style Guide review • Wireframes / Design evaluation • Template evaluation • Web site audit

Keypoints

  1. Tasks to undertake at various stages of the WDLC
  2. Training required to be done by staff
  3. Testing tools that can be used

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Gian Wild

Gian works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world and is also the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz. With offices in Australia and the United States, AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years. Its clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel. A 2017 Australian of the Year award nominee, Gian splits her time between Australia the US. A regular speaker at conferences around the world, in 2015 she presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Handout(s)