Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Is the web rea11y for all?

Firefox DevTools & A11y

The web is pretty much present in everyone's life nowdays. But is it really for all? How are we making it a smooth usage for those with disabilities, for those with reduce time and internet connection? Or even more further, for those that just use the web for the first time? Let's learn a bit how the devtools from Firefox can help us improve everyone's experience without much of a sacrifice on our end.

A11y and inclusion is getting more traction nowadays but people still think that they address only those with disabilities. As a person without any officially i did find myself in this situation and felt confused about how the web should be ( was about to loose money on ticket conferences because i was not seeing the categories). Some Developers are a bit defensive saying they don't have users for whom to build more a11y in or the time to add these features. Showing the devtools Firefox has for it - will show how fast you can check your page and how no costy is. Also not knowing all best practices won't be a blocker and firefox will give you suggestions. In a way i wanted to bring attention to A11y nd Inclusion in a more technical way.


Ioana Chiorean