Building on the earlier work, Drupal 8 is built for the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines. This helps web developers implement accessible websites as they can work with default configurations rather than work to override them.
Unfortunately, when content editors start adding content to a site, they usually make it much less accessible. Most editors don’t know how to write semantic HTML5 content and don’t know how to evaluate the accessibility of their work.
See what we’ve brought into Core to make it easier for content editors to produce accessible content and what else we can do to meet more of the W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines.
By attending this presentation you’ll get a better understanding of ATAG 2.0, Drupal 8’s accessibility features and the advantages for your team.
Mike Gifford is the Founder and President of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., a web development agency specializing in the Drupal software, and a Benefit corporation. The company has over 16 years of experience in architecting secure, scalable, inclusive and sustainable solutions for the non-for-profit, public and private sectors, as well as an historic engagement in striving to build a better Internet using open-source software.
Pushed by a desire to build better and more inclusive software, Mike has been involved with accessibility since the beginning of the 90s. He has spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008, and officially became Drupal’s Core Accessibility Maintainer in 2012. As a technie at heart, Mike likes to get into the code when he gets the chance. Being familiar with everything from accessibility issues to system administration provides the ability to understand the technological big picture.