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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Why Form 2220 Compliance

Instructions and Help about Why Form 2220 Compliance

I hope you're all here for accessible web mapping apps Aria Wicca and 508 compliance my name is Kelly Hutchins I'm a product engineer on the RTF API for JavaScript team and I also work with artists online configurable app and I'm joined by my colleague Tao hello my name is taja I'm a UX architect for ArcGIS online and then also responsible for doing accessibility work at primary online and JavaScript API so this is the agenda we just want to do the little introduction we'll talk briefly about what 508 Inwood KAG are if you already know what these are it's only like a five or ten-minute section so we'll get to some more technical stuff after that we'll go over making accessible components we'll do some demos we'll show you some automated testing tools and we'll talk about some accessibility resources that you might find useful so there are a lot of people in this world with some form of disability you'll see numbers like 15% of the world population which equates to about 1 billion people so when you follow these principles of designing for accessibility you're actually reaching or building for a big population of people and as you'll see I think the number is even larger than that I kind of feel like it's building it for everybody the forms of disability are classified as these four groups visual motor auditory and cognitive the visual is this range from completely blind to some sort of vision loss so I'm getting older and as I get older I find that I can't see things as well so I think just last week on my iPhone I went into the accessibility settings and turned on the large text just because I found myself squinting at my phone all the time so it's sort of a continuum and we all maybe we'll be facing these issues as we age not being able to see as well or maybe you forgot your glasses or you're trying to look at a website outside on your laptop with glare on the screen or you just had your eyes tested and they put the drops in your eye and you can't see very well so you know I think this visual really at one point or other in our lives applies to all of us motor in general it means that maybe you're not using a mouse or you have some sort of repetitive stress injury or you have limited range of motion right so again this can be more than just a disability where you can't use a mouse for whatever reason have to use some other assistive technology it can be that you are walking up to your front door with groceries in your arm or you're holding your child and you're trying to navigate or find some information on your phone with one hand your other hand is not available or you just forgot to bring your mouse and you need to navigate the site in other ways auditory so you can be completely deaf or hard-of-hearing or maybe you're just in a noisy environment or maybe you're sitting out in the conference before the session trying to watch a video like I was and you don't want everybody around you to hear what you're listening to so I just turned down the volume and it's kind of hard to see but this is captioned so I can take in the content and watch the video without annoying everybody around me on the train if I forgot my earphones or out in the hallway and cognitive again is a broad range it's the biggest category of disabilities it stains like learning disabilities in dyslexia this is the biggest group and sort of the ways that we make our website more understandable for people with these cognitive disabilities also makes it more understandable for everybody else so you make sure that the content stays on the screen for long enough for people to read it you make sure your website is organized and easy to understand manner you make sure that the content is is written so that it can be understood by a wide variety of people so well that makes it easier for people with these disabilities to access your content I'd argue that it also makes it easier for everybody else to access and understand your content and to use your website so I think this just highlights what I was saying is that designing for accessibility is not just designing for these 1 billion people who have some form disability is designing for all of us at different stages in our life making your web app more accessible by more people in more places so that your content can be used anywhere people are if they're holding their child or distracted or a noisy environment or low light conditions your content is still usable so it makes your website better it doesn't ruin it so a brief overview of the term section 508 and would K how many of you are already dealing with this by the way compliance or what tags compliance or no you have to listen you listen we have a lot of text on this slide so basically the section 508 was part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and it says that people with disabilities have access to the same information technology as those without disabilities so there's all these standards that we have to follow when we're building the website which make your website better not work and but recently there is this thing called a refresh which incorporated this other standard so it brought 508 compliance in line with this other standard you might have heard of called Lake AG which is more of an international standard lots of people are using it it brings these two standards in line and makes the world less confusing we're.

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