Understanding accessibility makes you a better developer/designer/leader

Track: 1 (MAIN STAGE) Type of session: talk
Start Time: tba Entry-level / open to all

Most apps and websites unnecessarily exclude millions of people. An inclusive user interface does not really take longer to design or build – if you know how to do it.

The problem is lack of knowledge, not lack of time or money. And there are many misconceptions about accessibility.

This session will help you think more clearly and concretely about accessibility. It’ll help you bake accessibility into your own practice and your team.

Session takeaways

  • You'll understand accessibility, and the practice of inclusive design and development
  • It’ll help you bake accessibility into your own practice and your team

Bio

JF Hector-Labram is the Principal Front-end Engineer at Kooth, and an IAAP-certified Web Accessibility Specialist. Before learning to develop user interfaces, JF was a design strategist, user researcher and interaction designer.

Note: Speaker information is preliminary and subject to change

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