Creating Accessible Websites
What you'll learn
- Creating accessible websites
- Working with WAI-ARIA
- Designing color blind friendly pages
- Creating interfaces that can be accessed with the keyboard
- Achieving WCAG compliance
This course has professional captions (subtitles) for all lectures.
Successful web developers come in all shapes and sizes, but an understanding and respect for all of the different people they're developing for is crucial. If you want to jump from a "good" to a "great" web developer, you must know web accessibility!
This course is your practical, step-by-step guide to creating accessible websites and web interfaces. At the end of this course, you will be able to make your portfolio accessible and offer your clients a website upgrade that adheres to web accessibility standards! In addition, since all government websites must be accessible, you will have the skills to work in that field and gain access to a greater amount and variety of clients!
We will start with the basics--WAI-ARIA, color accessibility, the tabindex, HTML semantics, etc--and then make a real life website accessible step by step.
Are you ready to begin your journey into web accessibility? Start here!
Students are encouraged to contact the instructor with any guideline questions for fully fledged help and course support.
Who this course is for:
- Web Studios
- Any web developer interested in web accessibility
- Web/front-end developers who want to improve their skills
- Developers/web studios who want to stand out from their competition
I was born in Bulgaria, Europe. I started programming in 2011. I immigrated to the United States and married my husband in 2016. Since 2018, I have been focusing solely on web accessibility.
I was introduced to programming while playing Go online. A lot of the players I met were programmers working from home. I learned coding from YouTube, books, and websites while working 14 hour days as a nanny housekeeper. I spent every single free minute I had studying programming.
I have always loved learning, but studying programming and then becoming a programmer without any formal education motivated me to keep learning. I think everyone should constantly try to learn and educate themselves all the time. It can be incredibly difficult, but extremely rewarding.
Once I learned enough programming, I started freelancing and working from home. I met my husband at a history forum and we got married in 2016. After a brief period of working for a marketing agency in Arkansas, I continued freelancing, until I started to contract exclusively as a Web Accessibility Remediation Engineer for various corporations.
In 2020 I started using a cane to walk - I got encephalitis, which means your brain is inflamed. I got tremors, pain and dizziness. None of this prevented me from working, but it gave me an even deeper understanding and appreciation for accessibility.
Before 2020, me and my husband loved attending board game conferences and playing with friends. We were always looking to find more board games to play. Nowadays, the board games are stashed, waiting for the time they can be played again.
I have a lot of hobbies and they take turns being in the “spotlight”. I love Go / Baduk because it helped me become a programmer, but I also like makeup, gaming, crafting, and karaoke. Right now I am very passionate about languages. I love talking to people and languages allow me to communicate to as many folks as possible. Languages are also safe to practice over the Internet. I am currently studying Spanish. I became a US citizen in 2021 so I figured if I am going to stick in the US, I might as well learn the second most popular language here. My native language is Bulgarian, I learned English by playing a lot of computer games growing up, and I can understand spoken Russian. I can read Dutch and I am focused on learning Spanish fluently. If you speak Spanish, please send me a message!