The API You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Did you know there’s an API you can leverage so that your website or web application can be consumed by adaptive technologies?

You’ve heard of the APIs that come with WordPress and the new REST API is all the rage, but if you haven’t heard of this other API option you should tune in to hear about it.

In this session, Amanda will show you what the accessibility API is, how it works, and how you can communicate with it using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript so that all your users can experience the thing you’ve built in the best way possible.

What You’ll Learn

  • Overview of assistive technology and screen readers
  • The accessibility API
  • What screen readers need from developers in order to do their job well
  • Live demo of a screen reader