ARIA, or accessible rich internet applications, are a very powerful set of attributes that define non-semantic content for your users with disabilities. In this session, we are going to break down web accessibility at its most granular level before exploring ARIA properties that will help create amazing user experiences, when semantic markup won’t cut it. By the end of this talk, you will walk away with the knowledge of introductory ARIA concepts and when to put them into practice.
Chris DeMars is a Developer Advocate at Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest lender, based in Detroit, Michigan. He has over 20 years of technical experience and speaks all over the world on web accessibility, and CSS. For his community contributions, he holds awards as a Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, and Cloudinary Media Developer Expert. Chris loves coming up with solutions for all types of applications, which include modular CSS architectures, performance, and advocating for web accessibility. When he is not working on making the web great and inclusive you can find him writing blog posts, rating Detroit Style pizza, and watching horror movies.