Yuraima Estevez

Position: Sr. Software Engineer @ The New York Times

Making React Applications Work for Everyone

React has quickly become one of the most popular front-end libraries for creating web applications. But how much do we know about how well these interfaces work for *all* of our users, including those with disabilities or impairments?

In this session I will discuss how React provides a basic foundation for accessible user interfaces as well as how to go beyond the out-of-the-box features to build more inclusive web apps. I’ll cover common obstacles in designing and building accessible apps, helpful tools for testing, and share my own experience auditing an existing react app.

Speaker bio:

Yuraima Estevez is a software engineer at The New York Times. She cares deeply about building open source tools, empathetic web design and development, and finding the best tacos in whatever city she happens to be.