You’ll learn to…
- “So you’re telling us Ajax can be used to make things MORE accessible?”
- Real World Solutions for Real World Problems
- Principles, Techniques, and Testing will Clear the Path
- Avoid Common Traps
For years you've heard rumors that Ajax and Accessibility don't mix. Not true! The problem isn’t Ajax—it could be how you’re using Ajax: if there’s not a solid markup foundation in place, then your users will have problems. Or maybe, you’re simply unaware of its capabilities.
Accessibility expert Derek Featherstone will show you how to get around the issues of "incompatibility" by using some simple techniques. These techniques will ensure your design is useful to everyone, including people with disabilities.
“So you’re telling us Ajax can be used to make things MORE accessible?”
You’ll get a better understanding of how assistive technology like screen readers, magnifiers, and other software works with Ajax. You’ll see traps that developers fall into when using Ajax. Then Derek will walk you through basic strategies and techniques to avoid them.
You’ll see you how to move beyond providing accessibility at a technical level. Start delivering interfaces using Ajax, and they’ll be more accessible and easier for everyone to use, including people with disabilities.
Real World Solutions for Real World Problems
Derek offers practical advice and techniques that are based on real world scenarios. He’ll show you what works based on work he’s done helping others make dynamic interfaces accessible. Derek has helped countless organizations achieve their goal of using Ajax in their interfaces to keep things fresh, responsive, and dynamic but still meet their accessibility goals.
Principles, Techniques, and Testing will Clear the Path
Derek will lead you through common problems in the use of Ajax and accessibility, with a look at how we can solve these issues with solid principles, simple techniques and thorough testing. You’ll learn strategies that help you ensure that you’re hitting the mark when it comes to dialog boxes, dynamic error messages, contextual help for form fields, keyboard interaction, and much more.
Avoid Common Traps
You'll learn the top 3 traps that people fall into when using Ajax, and, more importantly, what to do about it. Your applications will be easier to understand, navigate and deliver on their promise of increasing efficiency.
In this Virtual Seminar, Derek will dispel the myths about Ajax and Accessibility once and for all. You’ll learn techniques that ensure your design is useful to everyone, including people with disabilities.
Derek explains what you'll learn in this 90‑second preview…
We’ve known Derek Featherstone for some time. His knowledge with Ajax and accessibility makes him a popular speaker at conferences.
He’s an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility and web development. He’s a top-rated speaker at UIE’s live events, most recently the 2009 Web App Summit and in last year’s Virtual Seminar, Ajax: Tips, Tricks, & Avoiding the Pitfalls. Derek is the founder of Further Ahead, a leading firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients.
You can see his latest thinking on Ajax, accessibility, and all sorts of other good stuff at Box of Chocolates.
Oh, and if you think Derek is attached to his keyboard, you’re incorrect. He regularly trains for and competes in triathlons.