Session Details

Get Started with Accessibility

#UAD12 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

Room 106A


Accessibility has been an issue for over a decade, and it remains a critical—yet often neglected—part of managing a website. Kevin Rydberg explains accessibility as it applies to your site, and shows how it affects your audience. Rydberg will demonstrate devices used by people with disabilities and show the Web from their point-of-view. Kevin will also provide ideas to help get started with an accessibility strategy. He then covers how to apply these principles to new and existing sites. There are a few technical details, but not focused on that aspect. One of the biggest hurdles is just getting started. Our purpose is to introduce attendees to a general description of Web accessibility. Another purpose is to illustrate its importance by demonstrating how people with disabilities access the Web. Session attendees will be able to take away some ideas on starting or prioritizing a Web accessibility initiative in their organization.  


Kevin Rydberg
Senior eAccessibility Consultant, Siteimprove, inc.

Kevin Rydberg assists clients with accessibility initiatives and other aspects of managing large websites. Rydberg has over 11 years of experience in multimedia and web design and development, with nine of those years in higher education and research environments. Kevin has worked within a variety of content management systems.


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