Skip To My Content: Accessible Content for Assistive Technologies

Come join us on Thursday, 1/14/2021 at 7 pm PST for the first meetup of the year. Making high quality, accessible web applications is becoming more and more important to web applications. The laws, regulations and standards are affecting how businesses develop and improve digital experiences for all users. Sighted mouse users of web applications take the ability to quickly narrow in and focus on content. But users of assistive technologies like a screen reader need a different pathway.

Join Matt for an overview of what the skip link is and the problem it solves to make high quality digital experiences for users who use assistive technologies like the screen reader.

He will demonstrate a real world working example using a Vue component that implements the required behavior.

This meeting will be held on Zoom, so please be sure you have a Zoom account.

We will not be allowing anyone without Zoom accounts to join the meeting for safety reasons.

Please register for this meet beforehand via this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuf-qvpjguHNyKVogVqhVA8_–UkwUm_5H

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the Presenter:

Matt Hippely is a UI Engineer at VMware, Inc. He works on the Angular Components for the Clarity Design System, (http://clarity.design) for VMware Design. He is passionate about all things tech and enjoys engaging with other engineers to discuss and debate languages, tooling, architecture and beer. He is the organizer of the Westlake Village JavaScript Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Westlake-Village-JavaScript-Meetup/) to provide a JavaScript focused group in the Conejo Valley.

 

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