In this session, attendees will learn about the basics of accessibility through the lens of inclusive design; the talk will also highlight roles for developers as advocates and implementation specialists for accessibility. Situating people first, this session will examine how persons with disabilities—permanent, temporary, or situational—can face challenges working with non-accessible websites.

The principles of inclusive design will demonstrate how designing for all can inform best practices with respect to creating awareness about accessibility and, in turn, developing products that meet peoples’ needs. Attendees will also learn about compliance and various agencies and organizations that provide information and assistance to those looking to increase the accessibility of their products.

Finally, the session will conclude with a discussion of how developers can become a key voice for accessibility within projects and organizations.