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How A Screen Reader User Surfs The Web

In this webinar, you’ll learn how semantic HTML can greatly aid a visually-impaired person use your site, while being entirely transparent to people who don’t use assistive technology.

About The Session

  • Speaking: Léonie Watson
  • Date:

Tuesday, February 05, 11:00AM EST.

Léonie was working as a web developer when she went blind in her twenties. She’ll show how she uses her screen reader to use some well-known websites. If you’d like her to try using your site, let us know in the Members’ Slack! (English language only, sorry.)

In this webinar you’ll learn how and why semantic HTML helps screen reader users browse your website, whilst being mostly transparent to people who do not use an Assistive Technology (AT). Join one blind screen reader user as she explores the web, and find out about some unexpected properties of HTML elements that not only have a huge impact on accessibility, but also turn out to be pretty good for performance too.

45 mins + Q&A. Tuesday, February 05, 11:00AM EST.

About The Speaker

Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee. Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design.
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