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@media 2005 Presentation

June 12, 2005

I’ve posted my presentation from @media 2005 online: Testing for Accessibility: Techniques, Perspectives and the Future. It may not make much sense to you if you weren’t there, and I don’t have extensive speaker notes within the presentation. It appears that Isofarro will be posting his recollection of the entire conference (thanks in advance, Mike – that will be a great resource!)

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Comment by patrick h. lauke — Jun 12 2005 @ 7:06 am

thanks derek…a very thought provoking presentation. at the end of your slot i was going to slightly contest your statement that designers should be testing with screenreaders on a micro level – as there is a danger that unskilled screenreader users may draw the wrong conclusions, come up with false negative, and proceed to change their page to work for that specific AT (i still have nightmares about some colleague who got her hands on HPR and insisted on chunking up all pages to no more than 10 lines or so, as “it reads so much in one go, surely blind users would be confused”)…but i guess a bit of user/designer training should fix that.

Comment by Faruk AteÅŸ — Jun 12 2005 @ 7:18 am

Ah, that’s going to be very useful to me while I write my report on your presentation. Thanks Derek!

I’ve also added this to my all-encompassing @media 2005 report

Comment by John Oxton — Jun 12 2005 @ 1:26 pm

Hey Derek, really sorry we didn’t get the chance to hook up.. but hey, there’s always next year! :)

Comment by Chris — Jun 12 2005 @ 4:13 pm

Nice presentation Derek, and oh what fun to meet you. Seems like we got too interested in the pints in the pub, as I forgot to give you the fix for the collapsing bit you showed during the presentation.

I put it there:

Now I will fire up Photoshop to design your I heart JavaScript badge :-)


Comment by Karl — Jun 12 2005 @ 5:01 pm

Thanks for the interesting talk and bar tricks, was a pleasure to meet you! :)

Comment by Laura Zucchetti — Jun 13 2005 @ 10:53 am

Hi Derek.

I am a bit disappointed I did not get a chance to have a chat with you after @Media. There just wasn’t enough time; we needed a weekend party afterwards I think. :)

I really enjoyed your presentation as I think you were the only one who even said the word “Usability”. I am very interested in this subject and I am thinking of specialising my career/knowledge in this area, whether it is as a usability designer or just a more usability aware web designer, who know? :)

I always thought of Accessibility and Usability as 2 very separate things, however after your presentation I was lead to think they do both very much come hand in hand. Yes they are different but you shouldn’t really look at one and not the other. I still think usability in its own right has a bit further to go as far as being perceived as an essential stage in web development. I am hoping to learn more about this field and promote it a bit more through my website.

Now I just have to find some more spare time.

Thanks again and I look forward to reading more of your work and maybe seeing you present again!


Comment by Saha — Dec 25 2005 @ 8:39 am

Seems like we got too interested in the pints in the pub, as I forgot to give you the fix for the collapsing bit you showed during the presentation.