Make Your Website Easily Accessible with Drupal 8

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:30

Mike Gifford, Drupal 8’s Core Accessibility Maintainer, will demonstrate a variety of accessibility features that Drupal 8.

Accessibility in Drupal 8 has come a long way since Drupal 7. Drupal 8 has added extensive support for accessibility in Core. From small changes like font size and colour contrast, to large changes like WAI-ARIA in core, Drupal 8 will make it easier to build an accessible site. For anyone trying to make a barrier-free website, it’s important to understand the new features and how each can be used.

Accessibility features reviewed will include: 
- HTML5 & Improved Semantics 
- Colour Contrast and Low Vision 
- Alt Tags and Defaults 
- W3C's ATAG 
- Tables 
- Errors

Unfortunately, Drupal 8 isn’t 100% accessible. It’s a lot more accessible than anything else, but there are still a number of important issues that need to be addressed in Drupal Core to meet WCAG 2.0 AA & ATAG 2.0 guidelines. Mike will raise a number of places where there is room for improvements. 


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