Accessibility overlay is a dirty word

by Christina Adams | at Minnebar spring 2020 (canceled)

Every company is looking for that one-size-fits-all solution to accessibility that will cost them next to nothing, solve all of their problems, get a gold star for being compliant, and keep the lawsuits at bay. Thus we've seen more and more "overlay" solutions make their way into the world and they have faced harsh criticism from accessibility practitioners to the point of complete rejection of the concept.

In this sessions I would like to discuss the different types of accessibility overlays I have come across and discuss some common use cases where JavaScript remediation could be a vast improvement for users of assistive technology.


Christina Adams

I am a Front End Developer with over 10 years of experience and a background in design. I am currently an Accessibility Engineer for Siteimprove working on global accessibility initiatives and assisting customers with specific accessibility guidance. My goal is to promote and further define inclusive design and development practices making digital products accessible to a greater audience.