Introduction to Web-Accessibility

According to the World Health Organization, there are 285 million people worldwide who, due to some disability (e.g. they are suffering with low vision) cannot read all content on a website / web-application. That’s 4% percent of the world’s population!

Also, consider that many people expect to work and / or use web technology well at older ages – thus increasing the demand for web-accessible applications.  Hence, there are many reasons to make your application work with assistive technologies like a screen reader.

Luckily, APEX 5.0 follows Oracle’s corporate web accessibility guidelines, which themselves are based on the highest accessibility guidelines. But does that mean that every APEX-application you develop will meet all of these guidelines and will automatically work for disabled users?

During this presentation Oracle Certified APEX Expert Sergei Martens will have a look at a web-application from the perspective of a visually impaired user and show you why a deeper understanding of accessibility during application development is needed.


Topics discussed during this presentation:

  1. A demo of a screen reader (JAWS) and how many disabled people work with them.
  2. Web Accessibility (WCAG 2.0)
  3. Most common mistakes in accessibility
  4. Apex 5 native support on accessibility
  5. Breaking that native support in your Apex-application
  6. Introduction to WAI-ARIA
  7. Tools that can help making your Apex-application accessible

Development Oracle Application Express
Location: Conference hall A Date: May 26, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm sergei-martens Sergei Martens