Embracing the challenges of responsive design has helped us make more flexible, useful, and functional websites. Much of the same thinking can be applied to designing for accessibility. In this session, John will discuss the intersection of accessible and responsive design and how applying “responsive” thinking to human capabilities can lead to a better experience for all site visitors.
What you’ll learn:
- How to integrate accessibility thinking into the beginning of a project
- Why you should consider the accessibility of written content, not just its technical presentation
- How to stop thinking of the visual design as the "primary" artifact but instead as one of several presentation models
- How to stop trying to address specific communities (e.g., "deaf," "blind," "low mobility") and instead think about human capabilities as existing on a continuum
- How affordances we provide for accessibility can improve the user experience for the site’s general audience