Session Spotlight

Amera White

Camp Counselor

Creating inclusive UI with React for neurodivergent users

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 4:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 5

Software Developer
Frontend Engineer
Web Development

Did you know that about 15% of the population is considered neurodivergent? This difference in the way your users learn and retain information, socialize, and communicate can make web apps difficult to use if they are not taken into consideration. When developing the front end of an application, it’s important to consider how transitions like those scrolling animations and image carousels can overwhelm an Autistic user or that the moving background is too distracting to a user with ADHD. In this talk, we will discuss techniques for enhancing accessibility for neurodivergent users. These techniques will be considerate to conditions that affect those users, but ultimately provide a benefit and great digital experience to all.


No prerequisites or previous experience is necessary, but knowledge of web development, JavaScript, or HTML could be helpful.

Take Aways

  • The goal of this talk is to bring users with various neurodivergent abilities to the attention of developers, designers, and anyone who creates digital experiences on the web. Ensuring that those users are included, by developing with them in mind, as well as others with different abilities.
  • Learn new tools and techniques to improve accessibility.
  • Gain access to resources to assist with the development process
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