NCDevCon 2017 Session-An Accessible Guide to Accessibility

An Accessible Guide to Accessibility

ARIA? WCAG? JAWS? Making web apps accessible is often thought of as the scary, arcane territory of voodoo doctors. But it doesn't have to be this way. With the right mindset and adherence to a few simple principles, anyone can build accessible web content. Come learn how to make augment your app with semantic helpers for assistive technologies, design with disabled users in mind, and test the way that real users will experience your app.

About Nick Heiner

Nick Heiner

Nick is a senior software engineer at the United States Digital Service ( Prior to that, he worked at Opower, Google, and Microsoft, and graduated from Cornell. He has contributed to open source projects like Eslint, Bower, Foundation, and Chai. He writes about technology and politics on Medium (

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