Making your mobile web app accessible

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B204


Accessibility - It's important. Learn how to make your mobile web app accessible to everyone.


Instead of the siloed app stores and developer SDKs of mobile yesteryears, the future will be bright and shiny for the mobile web, and the rich apps that it will bring. But how do you assure that your mobile web app is accessible to everyone?

In this presentation we will start with the common best practices every web developer should know, and then move to explore the frontiers of mobile web accessibility. We will also cover the hacks and techniques we have been employing to make Firefox OS accessible to visually impaired users.

Speaking experience

I have presented at Open Source Bridge in 2011 and 2012 on other accessibility and inclusive design topics. I have also given multiple presentations at the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities, and at GUADEC.