Michael Dowden

Information & Communications Technology

Business & Management

JavaScript Firebase Software Development Software Architecture Entrepreneur Remote Working Business Leadership

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Accessibility Basics

If you ever use the elevator, subtitles to watch that cat video during a boring meeting, or tabbed through a form, you have used an accessibility feature. As a community we understand that accessibility is necessary but when it comes to implementation, we often fall short.

This hands on workshop is for those interested in learning how to get started. You will take an existing website and identify and fix its accessibility issues.

You will learn:
- Accessibility principles
- Accessibility issues and their impact on users
- Tools and techniques to identify issues
- Strategies and methods for fixing accessibility issues


Michael Dowden

Entrepreneur. Coder. Author. Gamer. Geek.

Michael is the CEO of Andromeda, Product Architect for FlexePark, an International Keynote Speaker, a Google Developer Expert in Firebase, and a Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies. For more than 25 years he has been writing code and geeking out over technology. He is passionate about keeping things simple and focusing on what provides real value to the end user. Michael enjoys speaking at conferences and user groups, and mentoring other developers and entrepreneurs. He is the author of Programming Languages ABC++, Approachable Accessibility, and Architecting CSS.

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