How Drupal 8 Makes Your Website More Easily Accessible


Mike Gifford, Drupal 8’s Core Accessibility Maintainer, will demonstrate a variety of accessibility features that Drupal 8.

Accessibility in Drupal 8 has come a long way since Drupal 7. Drupal 8 has added extensive support for accessibility in Core. From small changes like font size and colour contrast, to large changes like WAI-ARIA in core, Drupal 8 will make it easier to build an accessible site. For anyone trying to make a barrier-free website, it’s important to understand the new features and how each can be used.

Accessibility features reviewed will include:

  • HTML5 and Improved Semantics
  • Colour Contrast and Low Vision
  • Alt Tags and Defaults
  • W3C's ATAG
  • Tables
  • Errors

Unfortunately, Drupal 8 isn’t 100% accessible. It’s a lot more accessible than anything else, but there are still a number of important issues that need to be addressed in Drupal Core to meet WCAG 2.0 AA and ATAG 2.0 guidelines. Mike will raise a number of places where there is room for improvements.

By attending this presentation you’ll get an understanding of the challenges of web accessibility, Drupal 8’s new features, and how the new capabilities benefit the web.

Session Track

Front End

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 - 15:45 to 16:45
265-266 [FFW]