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Accessible Javascript patterns

Web accessibility and Javascript often sound like sworn enemies. But if you follow the right patterns, all your users win!

It is estimated that 20% of the population has a disability of some kind. That’s a lot of users to leave on the curb, if your web app is inaccessible! When talking about web accessibility, we often focus on using the right HTML for the right purpose, setting up the right colour palette. Did you know that the way you write javascript also makes or breaks the accessibility of a website ? This talk will show you how great javascript can improve the accessibility of your website. We’ll walk through common interaction patterns such as navigation menus, modals, or custom form elements.


> Skill level: intermediate
> Duration: 25 min


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Garance Vallat

Garance is a French software engineer, who left the wine country for Barcelona after graduation. Despite the lack of bread, she couldn't imagine a better place to live in. She now works at Marfeel, where they revolutionize the way publishers create, optimize and monetize their mobile websites. With her team, they advocate for fast and easy-to-use websites everyday. She’s always been focused on usability, and sees web accessibility as a logical piece of the puzzle.
Now that she knows some things, she wants to spread the word!

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