Joel Hawksley

Joel is a staff software engineer at GitHub, working on user interface architecture and strategy.

Accessible by default

It’s one thing to build a new application that meets the latest accessibility standards, but it’s another thing to update an existing application to meet them. In this talk, we’ll share how we’re using automated accessibility scanning, preview-driven development, and an accessibility-first form builder to make GitHub’s 15-year-old, 1,400-controller Ruby on Rails monolith accessible.