“Just because something is compliant, doesn’t mean it will be easy to use.”

Derek Featherstone, developer, consultant, speaker, triathelete, accessibility specialist and group lead of the Web Standards Project, had this to say at AccessAbility.

  • Accessibility isn’t just a little piece of a website, it encompasses everything
  • 4 Cornerstones of Accessibility – Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust
  • It’s not just about meeting the guidelines. It’s about understanding the context of use
  • alt text is not just important for people who can’t see
  • Images that support or replicate information on the page do not necessarily need alt text
  • Don’t think visually. Think from a keyboard perspective.
  • First: Develop Content. Next: Build Presentation. Last: Add Behaviour.
  • Think “Progressive Enhancement

Derek can also be found at:

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