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Accessibility in Drupal: what, who, why and how
Most developers and designers have heard of web accessibility, some even know what it means. A great deal of time and effort has gone into making sure that Drupal 7 provides an accessible experience out of the box, and that building accessible sites is easy.
In this session participants will learn:
1. What web accessibility means.
2. Who benefits from accessible content.
3. What standards are used to assess the accessibility of a site and how they differ (guidelines vs. regulations).
- WCAG, ATAG, AODA, CLF 2.0, s. 508
4. How Drupal 7 can help make it easier to build an accessible site.
P.S. Drupal 7 has yet to be released, so you can still help improve its accessibility by jumping into the queue of Drupal 7 accessibility issues.
Everett Zufelt (@ezufelt) is a freelance accessibility consultant and web developer, a Drupal 7 Core accessibility maintainer, and an Invited Expert to the W3C HTML Working Group (participating in the HTML Accessibility Task Force).