Ensuring Accessibility For News

How accessible is your website? Does your news app meet recommended contrast guidelines for visually impaired users? Can you navigate your page with only a keyboard? How does that complex visualization work with a screenreader? Accessibility tends to be an afterthought if it’s ever thought of at all. But when accessibility gets emphasized, the product is better for everyone. This session will talk about common accessibility pitfalls, 508 compatibility and ARIA attributes and best practices. You’ll also learn how to test your sites and apps with a screenreader.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsroom managers who want to ensure their website is accessible to as many people as possible
  • Product-focused staff who can help ensure accessibility standards are being met
  • Anyone else interested in seeing what it would take to ensure their websites meet best practices and standards
  • Speaker Resources


    Dean Betz - Executive Producer, MSN
    @deanbetz | http://msn.com

    Heather Billings

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