Esri Developer Summit 2021 Accessibility Sessions

04-07-2021 01:20 PM
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The Esri Developer Summit 2021 is here and there are many exciting topics that are featured and demonstrated through out the conference. If you are looking for additional information on the topic of Accessibility, here are a few sessions that you don’t want to miss:


Testing Your Apps for Accessibility: The ArcGIS Online Approach

On Demand

With web accessibility standards constantly evolving, developers should establish a testing approach for their apps that considers all audiences. Web apps can be optimized to work with screen readers, keyboard navigation, and other assistive technologies. In this session, you will learn about testing accessibility in web apps. You will also be introduced to tools and techniques that ensure you are developing an inclusive app experience. Keywords: Accessibility, Testing, Assistive, Mobility, Screen reader

Sarah McDonald, Krista McPherson


ArcGIS Runtime: Building Adaptive Maps

On Demand

Come and learn how to use ArcGIS Runtime to build adaptive maps using color themes and combinations that enable greater accessibility and deliver high-contrast, compelling application experiences. Keywords: Runtime, Theme, Adaptive, Accessibility, Contrast

Nathan Castle


Accessible Web Mapping Apps: ARIA, WCAG and 508 Compliance

On Demand

Learn the basics of web accessibility and implementation using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript from a developer's perspective. Starting from an overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the session will introduce the core knowledge and techniques for implementing accessible web components, including managing keyboard focus, writing semantic HTML, and applying WAI-ARIA for custom widgets. We will also discuss approaches to map accessibility and automated testing. Keywords: ARIA, WCAG, Accessible, 508, Javascript

Kelly Hutchins, Mike Gaigg


Esri's Design System: Build Beautiful, Consistent Web Apps Faster


Esri's Design System offers a low-effort way to build familiar, on-brand, user-friendly experiences by providing a collection of design and development resources. It consists of design guidelines, 1400+ icons, color schemes, and a themable web component library including UI elements such as buttons, panels, accordions, alerts, and many more – all with a consistent look and feel. In this session, you will get a high-level overview of the web component library, accessibility, design and development documentation, UI kits for Sketch and other design tools, foundational design patterns and more. Keywords: Web components, UI, UX, Javascript, Ui library

Julie Powell, Julio Ochoa


To register for Esri DevSummit 2021, visit the registration page.


Interested in additional information about accessibility? Visit the Esri Accessibility page and check out the Resources page.

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