In my CSUN presentation this year I wanted to talk about what I think is the minimum amount of code that web designers should understand to best embed accessibility into their work.
Should web designers be able to code? is a question that has been debated for years with, extremes of viewpoint from designers being fully capable developers to designers shouldn’t touch code at all.
The list of things I think web designers need to have some understanding of covers:
- Structure and Semantics
- Content order
For example, a web designer needs to know how headings and landmark roles are implemented in HTML to be able to properly structure a page.
My slides on Accessible Code for Web Designers are available to read online or download.