Screen Readers and CSS: Are We Going Out of Style (into Content)?

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Class description

We will focus on four popular browser/screen reader combinations: NVDA + Firefox JAWS + Internet Explorer VoiceOver + Safari Narrator + Edge

Through hands-on coding exercises and live demonstrations, participants will learn how various CSS declarations affect content exposure and reading order in screen readers. In addition, we will offer robust solutions to overcome screen reader limitations and browser inconsistencies.

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Date

May 17th, 2017

Time

4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Class level

Intermediate

Class type

Lecture

Track

Dev / Coding

Prerequisites

Intermediate understanding of CSS and HTML.

Take Aways

  • Participants will learn how to leverage CSS for the screen reader experience while avoiding common pitfalls.
  • We will demonstrate how pseudo-elements like ::before and ::after, and properties like position, visibility, display, etc. are interpreted differently in different browser/screen reader combinations.

Location

Room TH 214

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