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16 to 18 May 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
Derek Featherstone
Derek Featherstone is an internationally-known author, speaker and authority on accessibility and web design and development. He is the lead of Simply Accessible - a firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients.

He writes a lot about accessibility at He is anavid triathlete, a husband, father, and lover of elegant design.

Derek Featherstone


Accessibility for UX Designers


User Experience practitioners are in a unique position to effectively champion accessibility within their teams and organizations. You are trusted advisors and connect with all the right stakeholders for a project, including the people that will use the product you're building. You are most often the person that connects the big picture with in the trenches hands-on work. Filled with practical advice and examples from real projects, this session will provide you with an in-depth look at accessibility requirements for the modern web, recognize accessibility challenges earlier in the design process and communicate accessibility concepts more clearly with the rest of your team. You'll get both the strategies and tactics you need to make a difference.

You'll learn:

This workshop will give you the tools you need to deliver on the promise of a web that includes everyone.

Thursday, 17 May @ 15:00-18:30
180 minutes + 30 minute break @ 16:30-17:00
Room 2


Refined Design: Thinking Beyond the Device

Responsive Web Design is just one of the tools we use to create better designs. In this session, we'll explore what "better" design is, and apply that in new ways as we craft interactions between people and web sites and applications.

In this talk, Derek looks at content, context and design, bringing them together in ways that show us what we can do to create truly responsive sites that meet the needs of the people using them, when they're using them, and how they're using them. When we're thinking beyond the device, we need to start with the device, of course, but then refine our designs to take into account the device's form factor, capabilities and features.

After this session, you'll see why these examples and concepts had one of the world's leading design teams nodding their heads frantically as they looked to apply these principles to their own work.

Friday, 18 May @ 11:35-12:10
35 minutes
Auditorium I

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