Accessibility Deep Dive Workshop

- Private group -

Note: This, and other lab sessions, will not be recorded.

How do you create an accessible website or application? How do you know you’ve succeeded?

Join us for a deep dive into accessibility using real-world scenarios and hands-on activities for everyone: developers, buyers, site owners, managers, executives, and anyone who wants to make technology more usable for all.

This workshop provides a balance of supporting information, functional examples, and exercises to easily start creating an accessible web experience and delivery process.

In this deep-dive, hands-on session, we will cover:


  • The basics: principles, laws, standards, and compliance criteria
  • Universal Design and your website
  • Types of disability and how they affect your users
  • How people use assistive technology to access websites and applications
  • What Not to Code: Real-life examples of markup gone wrong
  • How to choose testing tools that are right for your needs and your budget
  • The most effective ways to test


The session includes time for hands-on testing using the tools and resources we’re presenting. Feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device, and get ready to fire up your favorite (or least favorite) interface and see how it stacks up.


Target audiences
  • Everyone!
  • Executive Sponsors
  • Stakeholders responsible for compliance
  • Website and application "Owners"
  • Project Managers
  • Dev Team Managers
  • Designers Developers (get a comprehensive start to a11y!)
  • QA / Testing folks


About the speakers

Aimee Degnan is an IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) and a seasoned Drupal and Web Architect who helps audit and architect websites for better accessibility. She has been working with rich internet applications since 1995 and Drupal since 2008. She believes in eliminating all the barriers that exist for accessibility to help make the web more diverse through inclusivity. 

Caroline Boyden is a web developer and accessibility advocate at UC Berkeley. She has been doing Drupal since 2009, accessibility since 2004, and web development of one kind or another since 1996. She is on a mission to help everyone improve their code and avoid the mistakes of those who’ve gone before.

Program tags

accessibility, front end development, ux

Program track


Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30
615 | Level 6