Accessibility Patterns from the Ground Up

Digital accessibility can be difficult or frustrating to a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be. By making small changes to your everyday workflow, you can have a huge impact on making the digital world more inclusive – without crushing your creativity or sacrificing your sanity!

In this talk, we will walk through the process of creating an accessible pattern from design to development, while focusing on accessibility best practices at each step. We will start with a wireframe/sketch, process that into a design, translate the design into code, and finally, retest for accessibility. We will also talk about the different kinds of patterns out in the wild and which are the most accessible to the widest range of users.

The audience will leave the talk with a deeper understanding of accessibility best practices and will have takeaway action items to help them start building their accessible patterns!

What You’ll Learn

  • A foundation for digital accessibility
  • How to create an accessible pattern from design to development
  • Accessibility best practices for each step of design and development
  • An overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG)