Forget accessibility - Think inclusive design

Nic Steenhout (10.Feb.2018 at 13:30, 1 hr )
Keynote at SunshinePHP 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Nicolas speaks about accessibility for people with disabilities, the current efforts by so many projects and conferences to include diversity, and how the term "accessibility" can create an "us vs them" mindset that doesn't benefit anyone. Using his experience working with people with disabilities and working on several FOSS projects and anecdotes, He'll paint a picture of where we've been, where we're at, and what the future may look like.

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Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2018 at 14:35 by Sonny Savage (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The emphasis on the fact that accessibility benefits everyone was a paradigm shift for me. I love it!

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2018 at 14:44 by Trent Harvey (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

An entertaining speaker who spoke from firsthand struggles and experiences. Very insightful. Shows us that simply opening up to other perspectives can help others enjoy the products and services we use.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Feb.2018 at 12:00 by Jeff Madsen (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent talk! Made me think much more differently about how to approach the issue of "accessibility" in a way i would never have come up on my own.

My father-in-law is blind & I think about this issue a lot, but I'm hoping I'll have some whole new approaches to my ideas now.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Feb.2018 at 17:11 by Scott Hardie (17 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great speech, my favorite keynote of the event. You did what too few other speakers attempted: You were funny! Even though the topic was important, you didn't hold back from applying a sense of humor throughout the speech. Well done! And I love that Pac-Man jacket. :-)

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 07:50 by Ann Gaffigan (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I learned so much from Nic. It was knowledge I may never have seeked out. So I very much appreciate it. Also, your adorable sidekick and the pac man jacket were bonuses!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 09:14 by Dana Luther (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I loved this talk - especially the idea that if we just stopped building impenetrable fences, we wouldn't need to worry about how to get everyone to see over the fence equally. Make a better fence, not a better set of boxes!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 16:55 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a great talk that helped me understand why inclusive design is important and made me reflect on projects. Great talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 17:35 by Robert van Hoose (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thanks for the tip on https://knowbility.org/services/ -- passed on to Bankrate and Red Ventures dev teams.

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Feb.2018 at 19:02 by Andrea Skeries (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nic's experience and passion were evident in this memorable talk. Loved the relatable examples of what inclusive design is and it sparked good questions from the audience.

Rating: 5 of 5

13.Feb.2018 at 11:59 by Lawrence Shea (28 comments) via Web2 LIVE

that joke about "yeah but im not deaf" was epic. Like sonny said, the talk did shift my perspective on accessibility

Rating: 5 of 5

14.Feb.2018 at 17:31 by Omni Adams (113 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Making people rethink "wheelchair bound" would be enough to give this five stars. Having attended both of Andrea Skeries's talks, this gave an even higher-level overview of *why* this stuff is important. And I've been trying to use sites in other ways and have been noticing places where they're deficient. Like the fact that I can't give you five stars on Joind.in using only a keyboard.

Thank you for the excellent talk in both information and humor.

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