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Cancer, epilepsy, vertigo: The importance of accessible content

Accessible content only refers to screen readers and subtitles, right? Not quite. There’s a big, wide world of reasons why accessible content is more relevant than most people realize, and accessibility extends far beyond screen readers and subtitles.

Drawing from the importance of accessible content for people living with cancer, epilepsy, and vertigo, this talk will explore the POUR principles (making content Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust). We’ll also discuss how we can easily create content that meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why cancer-related cognitive impairment requires accessible content, in order for people living with cancer to maintain a sense of digital freedom and independence.
  • How accessible content benefits everyone, including people without disability, because it enables people to engage with technology in unexpected ways.
  • Creating content with accessibility in mind is actually simpler than we might think.
Hannah McKenzie
Hannah McKenzie

Content Designer, Atlassian

Cancer, epilepsy, vertigo: The importance of accessible content

Accessible content only refers to screen readers and subtitles, right? Not quite. There’s a big, wide world of reasons why accessible content is more relevant than most people realize, and accessibility extends far beyond screen readers and subtitles.

Drawing from the importance of accessible content for people living with cancer, epilepsy, and vertigo, this talk will explore the POUR principles (making content Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust). We’ll also discuss how we can easily create content that meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why cancer-related cognitive impairment requires accessible content, in order for people living with cancer to maintain a sense of digital freedom and independence.
  • How accessible content benefits everyone, including people without disability, because it enables people to engage with technology in unexpected ways.
  • Creating content with accessibility in mind is actually simpler than we might think.
Hannah McKenzie
Hannah McKenzie

Content Designer, Atlassian

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