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OpenSource Accessibility with Drupal

taught by: Erin Marchak


Drupal is an open source content management system that is free to download and install, but accessibility does not always come free out-of-the-box.

Thanks to a tremendous amount of work by the open source community, it has become easier than ever before to address accessibility issues using Drupal. As the content creators, the onus is on us to equip ourselves with the skills and know-how to ensure we can build accessible tools for everyone.

Led by Erin Marchak, Front End Development Lead at Shopify, this session will explore why Drupal is a great choice as a content management system and will demonstrate techniques to create beautifully accessible experiences.

Practical Skills:

  • Why Drupal is accessible to people who build or maintain a CMS
  • Methods to identify a diverse set of accessibility problems with web applications, using manual and automated testing
  • Techniques to help your visual designers and content managers to create inclusive content
  • Tactics to resolve common accessibility gaps in your custom Drupal themes


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