Screen readers and cookie consents

On 12th May 2020 at Screen readers and cookie consents as part of LWP May: Regulation and compliance

When screen reader users are browsing your website, are they hearing your cookie consent banner or popup? What is this experience typically like, does it comply with GDPR and how can we optimise our privacy settings and compliance popups for accessibility? In some cases, users glide past consent prompts without even being aware of them, much less needing to explicitly accept anything. At the other extreme, the prompt can be impossible to accept, resulting in an inability to use the site at all.

Session video

Presented by

Léonie Watson

Director of TetraLogical


Léonie is Director of TetraLogical; a member of the W3C Advisory Board; co-Chair of the W3C Web Applications Working Group; and a member of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Advisory Committee. Amongst other things, Léonie is co-organiser of the Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) conference; co-author of the Inclusive Design Principles; and mentor to young people interested in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design. She is also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP).


LWP May: Regulation and compliance


12th May 2020

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