Léonie Watson

Léonie Watson

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Montreal 2018 sessions

There's more to performance than meets the eye

English session - Intermediate

What does performant look like when you can't see the screen? The browser does more with the DOM than render content. It presents an accessibility tree that's queried using platform accessibility APIs. Different browser processing models mean Assistive Technologies are changing the way they obtain accessibility information, but is that having an impact on performance, and what happens when we introduce a JavaScript accessibility API into the mix?

You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

English session - Intermediate

It's often said that JavaScript makes things inaccessible with a screen reader. This is not true. It is possible to do good and bad things with JavaScript (as with any other language, or even dynamite) - but it helps if you understand accessibility mechanics in the browser if you want to avoid blowing things up. Throw a little ARIA into the mix and you can really start to make things explode unintentionally!