Creating web applications can be challenging. Creating accessible ones - even more so.
However the real challenge lies in maintaining accessibility in your project since it requires knowledge and skills beyond those of traditional web development.
To make this happen, one must choose the proper tools to keep the accessibility level high when code gets refactored, monitor the accessibility status and test it automatically during CI.
To tackle these challenges, I’ll introduce a different approach that intertwines accessibility into the gut of the web application by creating an accessible React components library.
I’ll discuss the principles, tools and techniques I use to test and maintain the accessibility level over time, and provide you with the initial recipe to drive the accessibility change in your organization.
Asaf is the front end tech lead @Evinced, with 10+ years of experience in web development, including: frontend, backend and test automation, and a special place in his heart for shiny CI pipelines.
After spending a year and a half traveling with his wife and 2 young kids (now 3, Mazal Tov) in the far east, he came back to create state of the art accessibility tools for developers.
In his spare time he loves reading Harry Potter with his daughter, mentoring junior devs, and making Pitas on the Saj.