Lessons Learned: Tackling Accessibility Gaps in Code Frameworks

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Class description

There’s often a debate about why applications aren’t accessible. Some people argue that teams don’t care enough about accessibility or prioritize it. Others argue that developers just don’t get it. What if it’s not that simple? What if, in a world of open source and Agile/fast-paced projects, frameworks and deadlines get in the way?

When frameworks like Drupal, jQuery, and WordPress fall short, you can still come out ahead in accessibility by knowing what questions to ask and what resources to engage. This session isn’t a session on out-of-the-box accessibility for Drupal, jQuery, WordPress, and similar frameworks – it will teach you some common glitches in frameworks and techniques to work around those to improve accessibility.


Kate Walser


May 18th, 2017


8:30 am-10:00 am

Class level


Class type

BYO Laptop Session


Dev / Coding


  • General knowledge of accessibility standards.
  • General understanding of Agile/development environments.
  • Ideally, some understanding of HTML/JavaScript and related frameworks.

Take Aways

  • Understanding of code framework accessibility gaps and things often overlooked.
  • Understanding of resources to explore for extending these frameworks.
  • Checklist of questions, topics and coding standards to consider on day 1 to promote accessibility.


Room TH 215

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