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Accessibility in Drupal: what, who, why and how

Saturday
11:00am-12:15pm
Epic Room
Theming, Design, Usability
Beginner

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).