Web design and development used to be “easy” in the days when we designed for fixed 640 x 480, 800 x 600, and 1024 x 768 pixel screens. Now, we have more screen sizes than we can possibly keep track of or even test with, not to mention the different devices we need to consider. Responsive web design sets us up for success by ensuring that we’re creating sites that work well on a vast array of devices of different sizes and capabilities. We get ahead of the curve by using responsive web design to build for the future. But there’s more to this story. There’s much, much more.
The online world is changing: sites are global, our audience is getting older, and people with disabilities are using our sites more every day. Beyond platforms and screen sizes, how will we design for all these different user needs? Internationally recognized accessibility champion Derek Featherstone is here to share the rest of the story: the story where we take all the great parts of what makes a site responsive and combine them with all the care and thoughtfulness that also makes a site accessible to all users. That’s the next step. That’s our future.
Join Derek for this full day of insights, design strategy, and development techniques for creating responsive sites that are also accessible. In this session, attendees will:
- See how responsive web design and accessibility go hand in hand.
- Learn to design for low-vision mobile and tablet users.
- Discover which responsive web design patterns can cause significant accessibility issues.
- Understand how to identify accessibility needs during responsive web design.
- Use modern coding techniques to fix the accessibility needs that you identify.
- Gain a greater understanding of the state of mobile assistive technology.
This full-day session follows An Event Apart and runs 9:00am–4:00pm on Wednesday, July 23. You can register online and save over $100 when you sign up for all three days.