A Field Guide to Web Accessibility with Derek Featherstone

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We all know that we need to ensure that our websites are accessible. But what does that really mean? In this talk, Derek reveals learnings from working and testing with people with disabilities, and how solving these accessibility issues leads to better experiences for everyone. You'll leave with new tools to create better designs, and new techniques to create better code.

Derek Featherstone has been working as a web professional since 1999 and is an internationally known speaker, teacher and authority on accessibility and web design. I was personally aware of Derek as he, working with Jeffrey Zeldman, helped lead the web standards charge in the early 2000’s. He was an Accessibility Group Lead for the Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all. He’s authored several books and has produced a course on Accessibility on Lynda.com. He leads the team at Simply Accessible, 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.

Note: Our capacity is 80 for this event.

• If you have RSVP'd and cannot make the event, please change your RSVP to "No" so others on the wait list may attend.

• If you have not RSVP'd yet, the deadline is Monday, August 29th at 12 noon. You will be waitlisted until capacity opens up.

Note: This meetup event will be held at Critical Mass at 225 N Michigan Ave., Suite 2050. To gain entry, you must register at security. They will be verifying names off a list of attendees. Your full legal name must be on the RSVP list by noon on Monday, August 29th, or you may not be provided access. The building and meetup location are accessible. If you need assistance, please contact security personnel, who will be happy to assist you.