At the recent NEJSConf, SitePen engineer Sarah Higley delivered a talk titled Don’t forget your keys.

People tend to assume everyone navigates the world in the same way they do: on two legs, responding to visual cues, hearing speech, reading emotion. For developers, this often means web accessibility comes as an afterthought, if at all. But we can do better! Keyboard accessibility affects a broad range of users with vision and mobility impairments, and they still deserve to be able to get spied on by Uber, overshare on social media, and create cat memes. Let’s make that happen! Learn to create widgets that leave your users saying, “I’d tab that!”

Watch the complete video from Sarah’s session to learn more about keyboard accessibility:

Next steps

Creating an accessible website or web app requires both the willingness to commit to that goal and an investment in knowledge and training – not just for developers, but also for designers, content writers, testers, PMs, and anyone involved in creating the product.

At SitePen, we help our customers build impressive user experiences and applications for all users. If you need help building an accessible application, or need help improving the accessibility of an existing application, we’re here to help! Contact us for a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your options!