In this course, we’re going to talk about making our digital products accessible. That means making sure that everyone, regardless of ability or disability, can use them. Without a doubt, creating an inclusive experience for all users is critical.
Not only does this course help the technical delivery folks with the basics of web accessibility, but it also addresses key business decisions that you will need to make at the organizational level as well.
So how do we go about making our products accessible? There are a few key things to keep in mind. First, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what disability is and how it can affect someone’s ability to use our products. Second, we need to be aware of the various assistive technologies that people with disabilities may use to interact with our products. And third, we need to put in place a testing strategy and framework that will allow us to identify and address accessibility issues.
Some of the things you’ll learn include:
- Define disability and accessibility for a technical team
- How to think about people with disabilities
- Demonstrate how someone using assistive technology will interact with the web
- Overview of the ATS testing strategy and framework for digital accessibility
- Tools you need to install and use
- How to incorporate best practices into your organization
- How and when to bring on an accessibility expert
- How to prioritize your accessibility backlog to get through it in a meaningful way
- Who should own which aspect of the agile accessibility lifecycle
- Picking easy wins to work on first – building a habit of success
- Definitions and critical technical terms for your team