Are you a developer, user experience designer or quality assurance specialist wanting to learn how to build accessibility into your web applications?
You won’t want to miss this month’s International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) webinar, Using the W3C ARIA Authoring Practices Guide 1.1 to Build Accessible Web Resources, presented by Dr. Jon Gunderson, Coordinator of Accessible IT Group at the University of Illinois.
Gunderson will walk you through the steps of using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Authoring Practices Guide to create accessible web resources.
What is the ARIA Authoring Practices Guide?
Recently updated to support WAI-ARIA 1.1, the ARIA Practices Guide (APG) provides information and design patterns for designers and developers to use in their applications.
The APG offers detailed advice and examples for widgets, landmarks, keyboard accessibility, page layout, alerts, and dialogs.
Webinar Details and Registration
In his session, Gunderson will walk you through the authoring guide and explain how to use it. In addition, he will share ARIA enabled examples.
According to the announcement, the goals for the webinar are:
- How to use ARIA roles, properties, and states to build accessible resources
- Keyboard support and design patterns
- Describing content relationships
- Fully reviewed ARIA enabled example accessible widgets
The webinar is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:30pm Eastern Time; the audience is the intermediate-skilled web professional.
Registration for the webinar is required. Cost is $39 (US dollars) for IAAP members; $79 for non-members.
If you’re a web professional wanting to learn how to use the Authoring Practices Guide in your work projects, this is the webinar for you. I’ll be attending!
Dr. Gunderson is a well-respected leader in the web accessibility field. I met him years ago at the University of Illinois Webmasters Forum and later attended an online class he taught.
I came away with a boatload of new skills and concepts to apply to my web projects. I hope you’ll join me at next week’s webinar!