A new era of accessibility in Drupal 8
Drupal 8 is the most accessible version of Drupal, and brings with it some features not seen in any other Content Management System, open-source or proprietary.
Whether you’re a Drupal newbie or a seasoned developer, anyone can take advantage of these features that come out-of-the-box. We’ll learn how to make the most of them, why they are necessary, and how to extend them in our own custom development to keep up high standards of accessibility.
From ATAG to WCAG, and alt tags to WAI-ARIA, this talk will take you on a tour of interesting new features, outline general principles of building accessibly web sites – and definitely demystify a few acronyms!
For non-developers, this talk will provide a good overview of the value of designing, producing, and ultimately selling accessible and semantic websites, without getting bogged down in technical details.
(This talk is an updated and expanded version of a talk given at the North West Drupal User Group in Manchester)