What is Web Accessibility1:33 with Aisha Blake
At first glance, it’s easy to say that building for accessibility is just the right thing to do. It is! The bottom line is really that it’s unfair to provide content to only certain people. But it’s important to understand the implications of our actions in regards to web accessibility. In this video, we’ll talk about what it means to develop accessible web applications.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Welcome to Web Accessibility Compliance. 0:04 It's so important for 0:07 our content to be available to absolutely as many people as possible. 0:09 But this aspect of our work as developers is often forgotten, 0:14 pushed aside, or given a very low priority. 0:19 So why do we need to pay attention to it? 0:22 At first glance, it's easy to say that building for 0:26 accessibility is just the right thing to do, and it is. 0:29 The bottom line is, really, 0:33 that it's unfair to provide content to only certain people. 0:35 But it's vital that we understand the implications of our 0:40 actions in regards to web accessibility. 0:43 What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about web accessibility? 0:46 If it's making your content accessible to people with some form visual impairment, 0:51 you're not alone. 0:56 But web accessibility is about so much more. 0:58 I see it as making it easy for 1:02 everyone to access your content, regardless of how they approach the web. 1:04 In this course, we'll talk not only about why you should focus on web accessibility. 1:09 But how you can begin to make your projects accessible to as many 1:14 people as possible. 1:18 We'll explore many of the ways your users might approach your content. 1:20 Demystify guidelines for creating accessible web content. 1:24 And walk through all kinds of techniques to get your projects super accessible. 1:28
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