Accessibility in Agile Development
Submitted by Sujasree Kurapati on Thursday, 13 February 2020
Duration: 30 mins full talk Status: Confirmed & Scheduled
In this session, we will talk about enabling dev teams to catch 50% of accessibility issues while they code with the help of automation tool and APIs and deliver accessible solutions in agile fashion.
Digital accessibility was an unknown world for the last few years and companies have realised that an inaccessible platform fails to seek the attention of almost one billion people (Potential Prospects) – 15% of the world’s population. Customers might be quickly moving towards solutions that are accessible while you go back trying to fix the accessibility issues (Customer Loss). Knowing the required automated tools that can help you write accessible code right from the first day of development can act as a boon.
By attending our session you will be empowered with the required tools and APIs that would help you catch 50% of accessibility issues while you code. We will show you a demo on
- How to integrate our Accessibility API with a react application so you can unit test your components while you develop.
- How to enable accessibility testing on CI/CD build processes.
Knowledge about React/JS
I have been in the field of digital accessibility and associated with Deque Systems for the last 11 years. Accessibility is very close to my heart as the work being done is for a social change and impact the lives of people with disabilities to become independent.
In the role of Managing Director at Deque Software, India, I strategise, drive and lead the teams and responsible for culture and operations. I am also a product owner for one of Deque’s products. I am a technology evangelist and like to be innovating.
Before Deque, I worked for Microsoft India Private limited and NCR corporations in the role of software developer.