Accessibility is too often considered narrowly, adapting software for people who are blind and visually impaired. As an industry we sometimes get in a rut, always rethinking the same solutions. Aaron will inspire the group to think about underserved groups, such older users who don't know or admit they have a disability. He'll discuss the benefits of designing for temporary impairments that apply to everyone and what he's learned from students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. In this session you'll learn universal design principles that address the broadest spectrum of users.
An accessibility architect for 24 years, Aaron is jokingly referred to as the Mother of ARIA from his work at IBM/Firefox to develop accessibility solutions for web applications. Aaron is now developing sitecues, a universal web usability and accessibility tool.