Web Accessibility – What do web professionals say?

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 4:00pm in WB III on Thursday, November 16.

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Speaker(s)

  • Kimberly Doberstein, Developer, University of Minnesota

Session Details

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

Summary

Discover assumptions that make implementing accessibility difficult, what web professionals say is preventing them from coding for accessibility and what are some possible approaches to support web professionals.

Abstract

There are many assumptions for why web developers, designers, and content providers don’t always account for web accessibility. When trying to assist web professionals using these assumptions, not a lot of progress was made.

Instead of trying the same old things, the presenter took a step back and asked web professionals themselves what are their barriers for implementing accessibility. Some of the results where far from what we expected.

In this session we will present assumptions that make implementing accessibility difficult, what web professionals say is preventing them from coding for accessibility and what are some possible approaches to support web professionals.

Keypoints

  1. Assumptions preventing web accessibility
  2. Barriers for web professionals from implementing web accessibility
  3. Possible approaches to support web professionals

Disability Areas

accessible design

Topic Areas

Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Kimberly Doberstein

Kim Doberstein is honored to work at the University of Minnesota as a web developer. From her first JavaScript generated “hello world” almost 20 years ago, she has developed a passion for creating easy to use, accessible, and maintainable web sites/applications. She is especially interested how we can design websites for all of our users. When not slinging HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or other code, she is an active runner, enjoys outdoor photography, and is usually found giggling with her daughters.

Handout(s)