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Tuesday, June 19 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
PRO TALK: How to be an a11y - Creating Accessible React Apps

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React is amazing for creating web apps -- but do we know if the React apps we create are usable by everyone? ‘a11y’ stands for ‘accessibility’ - the design and creation of websites that can be used by everyone -- including persons with disabilities. Contrary to popular conceptions, accessibility is not so much a "feature" in software development, as it is a necessity. Though the percentage of disabled users may be in the minority, we are failing our jobs as software developers if we cannot provide accessibility to our apps to everyone, regardless of ability. React provides great support for accessible design. My aim through this talk is to share knowledge with fellow developers about how to add features that support assistive technology (like screen readers) and also learn how to write unit tests to check React Components for accessibility of features -- thereby making sure that our apps reach everyone, and are usable by everyone equally.

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Neha Nivedita

Software Engineer, NodeXperts
Neha is a MongoDB certified full stack developer at NodeXperts, having several years of experience in React, Node.js, and other JavaScript frameworks, who loves to build efficient web based solutions for major global clients. Apart from being an enthusiastic open source contributor... Read More →

Tuesday June 19, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Workshop Stage 1