Stylish Accessibility

Feb 17, 2019

Designers and developers rejoice! The war is over - accessibility and style don't have to be at odds with each other anymore. In fact, accessibility can be a really beautiful thing.

Sometimes we get a design that looks like an accessibility impossibility. Don't worry! With a little bit of can-do attitude and a few simple coding techniques, we can get almost any design to cooperate with accessibility. Whether it's getting mega-menus to play nicely with the keyboard, adhering to a color palette with strict branding standards, or adding some interactive panache to your site that everybody can enjoy, there are a lot of ways to make accessibility work (and look great!) that you might not expect.

In this session, you'll learn how to:

Understand and manage focus and active states to ensure that complicated elements work properly with the keyboard
Mitigate accessibility issues with contrast ratios when color palettes are challenging
Improve accessibility with interactive states that look stylish for everyone

Helena McCabe
Senior Front-end Developer at Lullabot
Helena is a Senior Front-end Developer at Lullabot who specializes in web accessibility. When she's not writing code, she enjoys marauding her way through Bethesda games, eating tacos, and spending time with her very beardy husband and their two dogs.…

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