Melbourne Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design

Melbourne Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design September Meetup

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  • Susan C.

    Not well today. Sorry to miss it.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely wiped today. Sorry guys. One day I HAVE to make it along.

    September 16, 2013

  • Adem C.

    So a presentation at SXSW 2014 is titled "Hey Web Developer, Why Do You Hate the Disabled?", I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I don't think titles like these will help us advance accessibility. Thoughts??

    August 30, 2013

    • Nene W.

      sure its a slap in the face type of heading but for me its less about designing for disability but simply designing to enable the widest possible human interactions and better experiences (not limiting your audience and inviting them to connect). You want to get the widest possible attention not shrink your audience.

      2 · September 5, 2013

    • Adam L.

      Interesting point I agree Nene, it's not just about disability! Recently a friend of mine dropped this into conversation "Sure, standards are about longevity and the future. Advertising is about the now (where there is no future)" in reference to why big ad agency produced web resources usually don't pay attention to accessibility, it's usually all flashy effects, slick interfaces, cool UI, (not that there's anything wrong with that) I was trumpeting the cause, waxing about open-ness, standards, accessibility etc. So when you say "get the widest possible attention not shrink your audience", now I just think, it's all just fashion, so transient and temporary, there's no longevity, who cares if a minority can't interact with our website when the campaign will only be online for a few weeks? This is the kind of thinking those of us in the accessibility community need to challenge. I welcome any suggestions as to how though. :(

      September 5, 2013

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