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Thursday, August 10 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Accessibility: Is it another checkbox to be ticked? (Ann Mwangi)

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Abstract:
Often as technologists we are carried away by the various ways of problem solving, that we forget about the presentation of the solution to the required people, in an accessible way.
It is easy to overlook the fact that even the best application cannot deliver value if its inaccessible to the users.
This talk will:
1. Define accessibility and analyse its importance
2. Determine various people who need to use the applications we build
3. Evaluate what a truly accessible application means
4. Describe how to build a really accessible application

5. Highlight various tools to measure accessibility
6. Evaluate some best practices to increase accessibility
7. Emphasise the intention of accessibility as opposed to crossing a threshold set by a tool

Learning Outcomes:
  • At the end of this session, each participant is able to:
  • Understand accessibility and why it is necessary
  • Evaluate ways to encourage accessibility while building applications
  • Assess ways to encourage all the members of a team to think about accessibility while building all the parts of an application


Speakers
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Ann Mwangi

Thoughtworks
Am a software developer and consultant. I love discussing how to make applications more accessible. I also love talking about cloud infrastructure and finding new ways to make more secure cloud architectures.


Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
H1