Web Unleashed 2021

2021-10-20 00:00:00 2021-10-23 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2021 Drive your career to the forefront by learning the latest tools, techniques and technologies in front-end web development. Online FITC EDT Online



In this talk with Dylan Barrell, he’ll give an overview of accessible agile development practices, developing accessible components from designs, and HTML testing for accessibility.

There are a lot of myths out there that you can’t do accessibility in an agile development environment. A lot of that stems from accessibility being thought of as something you do manually, and also often only as user acceptance testing or usability testing. And while that’s an important part of accessibility, there is much more you can do to integrate accessibility into your agile processes to produce accessible products.

The most efficient way to build accessible websites and apps is to “shift left” by incorporating accessibility testing into the earliest stages of your development and design process. In this session, we’ll discuss how to do this, and highlight specific examples and tools which enable you to do the same within your organization.


To give attendees an overview of the practices that, when adopted in an agile team, lead to accessible software

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Where accessibility starts in the agile development flow
  2. Who is responsible for what aspects of accessible development
  3. How designers can improve accessible software development and what has the most impact
  4. How developers and testers can take the design output and leverage that during development to improve outcomes
  5. What tools can be used to make the entire process more efficient

Target Audience

Front-end designers, developers, product owners, scrum masters and teams interested in sustainable accessibility

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Familiarity with Agile software development practices and Software development