Virtual Seminar

The Truth about Ajax and Accessibility

June 2011 90 minutes

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
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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.