Carousels, Dropdowns, and Modal Dialogs: Accessibility and Common Web Widgets

UAD7 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: 101B, Wisconsin Center

TUESDAY, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

This interactive session will explore web accessibility by examining three common web widgets: A carousel, a dropdown menu, and a modal dialog. We will ask: Is this widget accessible to all users? Is there any group of users who might find it difficult or impossible to use? How can it be tested? How can it be improved? What are our options as designers and developers for ensuring our web widgets are fully accessible to all students, employees, and visitors?

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Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

Terrill Thompson is a technology accessibility specialist with the University of Washington. In this role, he works to promote information technology accessibility throughout the institution by working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders on campus and around the world. Thompson has twenty years of experience in the IT accessibility field, has presented at numerous conferences, and has consulted widely with government, private industry, and K-12 and postsecondary education entities on IT accessibility issues.