Closing the Gaps: Prioritizing Accessibility in Custom Themes with Drupal 8


Thanks to a tremendous amount of work to improve Core's accessibility throughout the Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 development life cycles, addressing accessibility issues is easier and more manageable than ever before. But there are still considerable gaps to close to ensure a highly usable accessible experience. As the creators of those experiences, the onus is on us to equip ourselves with the skills and know-how to ensure we get there.

Led by Erin Marchak,  Myplanet's Acquia Certified Grand Master and accessibility specialist, this session will explore some of the remaining gaps in Drupal 8 accessibility and will demonstrate methods for tackling these issues with your custom D8 themes.

In this session, participants will learn:

  • How to identify accessibility problems with web applications, including manual and automated testing

  • What accessibility issues remain in Drupal 8

  • How to use practical tactics to resolve Drupal 8 accessibility gaps in your custom themes


Session Track

Front End

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00
Liffey Meeting 2 | Amazee Labs