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Saturday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Inclusive Design: Creating Beautiful, Usable & Accessible Websites

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The concept of the Web for All is something that we hold dear, but sometimes it feels like we are holding on to it for dear life! There is plenty of knowledge sharing about Web Standards and best practices, but too many opinions about what a website really is. If you ask a designer, a developer and a marketer, you will probably get 3 different answers and this can be a tad problematic when you only have one website. So I set out to find a solution, stopped thinking about the medium and started thinking about what the word Design really meant. Things that are designed are invariably products of some sort and it became clear that the internet is a product that people interact with using technology. I reflected on those who inspire me, such as Dieter Rams, whose ten principles of good design are as relevant now on the internet as they were when he first uttered them. And then I looked to Frank Lloyd Wright, the godfather of Inclusive Design in Architecture. With these parallels to hand, it is quite simple. Applying the principles of Inclusive Design to building websites makes sense, but existing technologies and practices in order to ensure its successful implementation is where we are at now. Presenting the principles and how they can be applied to the web, and interspersing these with hands on, practical advice will provide both a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding.

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Ian Pouncey

N/AIan Pouncey is a Web Developer. He believes that the core principles of Inclusive Design should be part and parcel of every good Web Developer's knowledge base and skill set, so feels no need for prescriptive job titles. Ian believes that Accessibility and Inclusion are fundamental... Read More →
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Sandi Wassmer

Managing DirCopiousSandi Wassmer is a Human Rights Internet Marketer. Yes, it is a made up term, but that is the way she sees it. As Managing Director of digital agency, Copious, she is healthily obsessed with Inclusive Design, creating great Internet experiences for all by building... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB

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