We had another packed and informative meetup last Saturday dipping into the world of cognition and accessibility thanks to our wonderful line up of speakers:
- Antonia Hyde – Accessibility Beyond Code
- Jamie Knight and Lion – Autism, the Internet and Antelopes
- David Owens – Lessons Learnt User Testing
- Ian Pouncey – Content and Cognition
Our speakers triggered some really good debate around not just the fundamentals of design and copy for easier processing but also the role of the browser to help people customise content to make it easier to digest (which Bruce and I have taken back to Opera) as well as styling of forms, buttons, links and the dangers of lightboxes.
One of the best things about meetups like this is the collaboration that comes out of it so it’s been great to see a number of people take the issues around lightboxes and start to look at how we can make them more accessible for all users both in terms of how we understand and interact with them and how we them them technically accessible . Watch this space as I’ll blog any outcomes.
There’s been lots of coverage of the event over blogs and Twitter so I’ll hand it over here to the following write ups. If you know of any others or have suggestions of links or tools let us know.
- Antonia Hyde
- Jeff Van Campen
- Léonie Watson
- Henny Swan
- Bruce Lawson – leave a comment for Bruce if you have any thoughts about stylable HTML5 forms
- Tweets – great collaborative note taking over Twitter
This event is over. For reference, here is the sign-up / registration page for this event.