Accessible Slideshows - Button, button, who's got the button?

Session Category Theming, Design, & Usability Room 180 Audience All Attendees Time Slot Sat 11:00am to 11:45am (2/19/22)

Arguably, the first rule of slideshows is to not have slideshows, but what do you do when the primary stakeholder insists…

According to W3 schools: “Carousels are disputed from a usability perspective because their content can be hard to discover. Ensuring accessibility can also improve usability.”

Together we’ll follow Alice down the rabbit hole and learn about the different types of slideshows (often called carousels), discuss their components, and dive into how to make our slideshow accessible across different types of users and user agents.

We will also walk through some imagery from Wonderland and ensure our alt text conveys the information in a meaningful way for those who cannot access the images visually.

Youtube Video
Slides PDF format: FLDC 2022 - A11y Slideshows.pdf (8.41 MB)

About the Speaker

AmyJune Hineline

Senior Community Manager of Opensource.com at Red Hat

San Francisco Bay Area

2021 Aaron Winborn Award Winner and Senior Community Manager at opensource.com.

AmyJune is an experienced community manager, mentor, public speaker, and inclusion advocate. While her roots are in Drupal, she also contributes regularly to the WordPress and Accessibility communities. With a dual focus on both open-source community development and inclusivity, she is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities.

Outside of her mission in the open source community space, she has a deep love for mycology, geocaching, and air-cooled Volkswagens. Her ability to spell diarrhea without the aid of spell check has won the hearts of millions.

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