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February 21, 2019

A hearing aid allowing someone to hear music for the first time; smart glasses displaying captions enabling a deaf person to enjoy the theater; a remotely assisted blind person walking an unknown busy street; glasses allowing people to perceive colors for the first time. Technology smashes through perceived barriers to participation and enjoyment, and truly enables all. This is equally true in the digital world, where, with the right approach, technology can again break through these barriers.

In this session, you will learn what the “right approach” is on the web, and how APEX can help you work toward this. Anthony Rayner, from the APEX Dev Team, will also talk about what “disability” really means; how it’s not just about those with obvious disabilities, but either through circumstance or injury, how anyone can face certain limitations or restrictions at some point in their lives, and therefore how thinking inclusively about your design and development can truly benefit everyone. Starting today, let’s all build APEX apps that anyone can use and love!

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Video highlights:
[00:00] Introduction
[11:21] Common Myths about Web Accessibility
[16:16] How do we build for accessibility and what does APEX provide to help us?
[26:20] Demonstration showing accessibility testing a typical APEX application, and fixing some common accessibility problems
[55:45] Summary and Questions

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code development platform that enables you to build stunning, scalable, secure apps, with world-class features, that can be deployed anywhere. Join APEX developers and product managers for trainings and how-to's, so you can make the most of this amazing tool!

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Your Experts
AnthonyRayner, Principal Member of Technical Staff - APEX Team    
Anthony works for the Application Express product development team, having transitioned from Technical Consulting in 2008. He is the Accessibility Lead for the APEX team, and has also worked on different areas of the product including Interactive Reports, Interactive Grids, Page Designer and Dynamic Actions.
Shakeeb Rahman
Shakeeb Rahman, Software Development Manager    
Shakeeb is the lead designer for Oracle Application Express and also enhances the user interfaces and experiences on several other websites, including, and
Joel Kallman
Joel Kallman, Senior Director, Software Development    
Joel is the Senior Director of Software Development at Oracle America, Inc., managing the development and product management of Application Express (APEX). He started working with Oracle Database in 1992 and joined Oracle in 1996. Joel's passion is to make customers extraordinarily successful with the Oracle Database, PL/SQL and Oracle Application Express (APEX). He is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.