Access-Oriented Web Design: Building highly-interactive web apps that work for everyone

April 2020 note: Hi! Just a quick note to say that this post is pretty old, and might contain outdated advice or links. We're keeping it online, but recommend that you check newer posts to see if there's a better approach.

Yesterday, our own Scott Jehl had the opportunity to present our “Access-Oriented Web Design” methodology to the Web Publishing group (AKA WebPub) at MIT.

“Access-Oriented Web Design” is an approach we’ve been formulating for a while that describes our recommended approach to safely applying progressive enhancement in websites and applications so they deliver an accessible and functional experience to the widest audience possible.

This presentation builds upon our A List Apart article, “Test-Driven Progressive Enhancement”, which details the capabilities testing library we’ve developed here at Filament Group.

The presentation was videotaped by MIT WebPub and is posted below. You can also view the “Access-Oriented Web Design” presentation slides in PDF format.

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