Intro to Web Accessibility

Detroit Public Library - 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Sat, Aug 16, 2014, 1:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Who can use your websites? Are they accessible to as many people as possible?

Web accessibility is the process of making it easy for everyone to access your web content, regardless of whether or not they approach the web in a typical way. Come to this workshop to learn more about designing with accessibility in mind—and building a better web experience for everyone.

This two-hour workshop will focus on key points to keep in mind when designing for users who include those with vision, hearing, and motor impairments, with some hands-on exercises. 

PREREQUISITES:

It is helpful to have some knowledge of HTML and CSS. 

LOCATION: 

Detroit Public Library (Main Branch) - TLC Lab

INSTRUCTOR:

Aisha Blake is a web developer based in Detroit. She has served as an adviser to girls wanting to learn more about IT at Detroit Cristo Rey High School and continues to learn everything she can about web design and development. She is eager to continue making IT education more accessible to young girls.

PARKING: 

Metered street parking on Cass, Woodward, Putnam and Kirby Avenues. Free parking in the lot on the south side of the Main Library, all day on Saturdays. Lot is accessible from Putnam Avenue via Cass Avenue. Customers must then use either the Cass or the Woodward entrance.

WHAT TO BRING: 

We will be using the library's computer lab, so no need to bring a laptop, but please come with a set of headphones.

QUESTIONS? 

We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson (erika@girldevelopit.com).

HOSTED BY: 

When

Saturday, Aug 16
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Where

Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit