Joseph McLarty, developer and accessibility advocate, talks to us about issues of accessibility and how we can create, and remove, invisible barriers that keep people from accessing the web. We talk about tools like screen readers, and how as developers, we can do simple things like use semantic tags that would help many people. We also touch on the legal issues on accessibility, and how we can learn more about the topic and ways we can create a more accessible web for all.
- Digital Ocean (sponsor)
- MongoDB (sponsor)
- Heroku (sponsor)
- TwilioQuest (sponsor)
- screen readers
- Jaws (a screen reader)
- NVDA (free, open source screen reader)
- Web AIM
- Section 508
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
- Codeland Conf
- Codeland 2019
Joseph is a front end web developer at the City of Toronto with a passion for web standards & accessibility. When not playing video games he’s focused on creating accessible web content, applications and sharing accessibility knowledge.