Derek Featherstone – The Fine Art of Accessibility

Abstract

Building web sites and applications is a pursuit where we learn a great deal and can be reasonably successful in a very short period of time. But to become true masters of our craft, we investigate subtleties and nuance in an effort to perfect our work, aiming for constant improvement. We specialize in areas of performance, scalability, maintenance and more. It is part of what we do as dedicated professionals who are committed to our craft. Accessibility is one of many areas where details matter.

In this talk, Derek will guide you through a tour of design and development decisions that we make that ultimately play a significant role on the utility of an interface – more significant than we think. You’ll see examples that will help you question standard practice and convention as you see first hand the impact our decisions make.

About Derek Featherstone

Derek Featherstone is an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility, inclusive design, user experience and web development. He is the lead of Simply Accessible Inc., a leading firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients.

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Event Details

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

7:30-8:00 pm: Registration
8:00-9:00 pm: Presentation
9:00-10:00 pm: Social Hour

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