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You Say It’s “Accessible” But Why Can’t I Use It?

taught by: Michael Moore
co-presented by: Kimberly Cannon

Session Summary

Accessibility conformance testing and reporting may keep you out of legal hot water but ensuring that people with disabilities can actually use your application requires more than technical conformance with WCAG Success Criteria.


Find You Say It’s “Accessible” But Why Can’t I Use It? on the Knowbility Learning Center

In this class we will explore common accessibility fails in “accessible” widgets that are experienced by people with disabilities in the real word. Novel design patterns, roles that don’t match behavior, and unnecessary complexity can be a nightmare for people who use your applications with assistive technologies.

Practical Skills

  • Why conformance and accessible mean two different things
  • Common barriers in "accessible" widgets
  • Advantages of accessibility testing by people with disabilities