Stylish Accessibility

Parent Track: 
Design, Theming, & Front-end Development
All Attendees

Designers and developers rejoice! The war is over - accessibility and style don't have to be at odds with each other anymore. In fact, accessibility can be a really beautiful thing.

Sometimes we get a design that looks like an accessibility impossibility. Don't worry! With a little bit of can-do attitude and a few simple coding techniques, we can get almost any design to cooperate with accessibility. Whether it's getting mega-menus to play nicely with the keyboard, adhering to a color palette with strict branding standards, or adding some interactive panache to your site that everybody can enjoy, there are a lot of ways to make accessibility work (and look great!) that you might not expect. 

In this session, you'll learn how to:

  • Understand and manage focus and active states to ensure that complicated elements work properly with the keyboard
  • Mitigate accessibility issues with contrast ratios when color palettes are challenging
  • Improve accessibility with interactive states that look stylish for everyone