Tips for a Sustainable and Repeatable Accessibility Process

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What is Web Accessibility?

The Cost of Accessibility

Some Reasons for Poor Accessibility

  • Myths
  • Business decisions
  • Lack of knowledge, experience, time or money
  • Ignorance
  • Vendor lock-in (authoring tools/3rd-party software)
  • Culture or organizational structure
  1. Accessibility Audit
  2. Evaluating by Principle
  3. Prototyping with Idealized Static Content
  4. Automated Checklist Accessibility
  5. Awareness, Motivation and Training
  6. Company Culture and Organizational Structure

1. Accessibility Audit

2. Evaluating by Principle

3. Prototyping with Idealized Static Content

4. Automated Checklist Accessibility

5. Awareness, Motivation and Training

6. Company Culture and Organizational Structure

Examples of Integrating Accessibility into Your Process

  • Create and use accessibility Personas when researching and designing
  • Create an inclusive Design System driven development workflow
  • Add accessibility guidelines in your Definition of Done and make sure the team has a shared understanding of them

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Scrum Master, Agile practitioner and former UI Developer with 20+ years of international working experience from six European countries. Occasional Music Freak.

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