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Web Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig

| Proposal No: 2068

Bios & Handouts

Speaker(s)

  • Jared Smith, , WebAIM

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Applying accessibility techniques to an unusable site is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter how much you apply, it will always be a pig.

Abstract

Applying accessibility techniques to an unusable site is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter how much you apply, it will always be a pig. This session will explore the relationship between web usability and accessibility and how both must be considered to achieve either.

Kepoints

  1. Learn the similarities and differences between web usability and accessibility.
  2. Explore how web accessibility is a mostly futile effort if usability is not also addressed.
  3. Learn some common ways in which accessibility is often used and mis-used to try to address usability issues.

Speaker Bio(s)

Jared Smith

Jared Smith is the Associate Director of WebAIM. He is a highly demanded presenter and trainer and has provided web accessibility training to thousands of developers throughout the world. With a degree in Marketing/Business Education, a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, and over 16 years experience working in the web design, development, and accessibility field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is used to help others create and maintain highly accessible web content. Much of his written work, including a broad range of tutorials, articles, and other materials, is featured on the WebAIM site.

Handout(s)

UsabilityPig