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Abi James

Accessibility Consultant - AbilityNet

Designing Accessible Content

Accessible content is key to creating inclusive websites and apps that can be understood and accessed by all. In particular, people with cognitive disabilities such as dyslexia and autism can benefit when content is designed following inclusive design principles. Pulling on case studies and the latest research, this session will discuss how websites can be more usable for all when accessibility and inclusion in embedded within the design process.

About the speaker:

Abi is an accessibility consultant with the assistive technology charity AbilityNet where she supports organisations to ensure that their content, websites and apps are accessible to all. With over 15 years experiences in the assistive technology and accessibility field, she has led several projects to develop and deploy assistive technologies and accessible web applications. Working with the University of Southampton, she is also involved in research into the latest standards, policies and technologies and is a member of the W3C Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force.

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