Eight's Accessibility Advantage

Drupal Camp Ottawa

July 24th, 2015

Mike Gifford

  • Founder and President of OpenConcept (Canada)

  • Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer

  • 7th biggest contributor in Canada (37th worldwide) to Drupal 8 Core

  • Accessibility Advocate

  • Author:

    • The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 (Accessibility Chapter)

    • Understanding Web Accessibility: Why Adopting Universal Web Design Will Be Good for Your Organization

Compared to What?

Adobe's EMS




World Wide Web Consortium

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
  • Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
  • Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
  • HTML Working Group (HTML5)

Drupal 7


New Features

  • Aural Alerts
  • Controlled Tab Order
  • Fieldsets & Details
  • Inline Form Errors
  • Required Alt Text

Just Better Defined

Little(r) Things

  • Colour Contrast
  • Larger fonts
  • Better and more configurable descriptions
  • Regressions

Keyboard Only




OpenConcept Consulting

  • OpenConcept.ca
  • @mgifford

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