Accessibility is important. I have experience with web accessibility, with physical structures accessibility, and have a disability myself. This gives me a unique perspective to discuss these issues.
Recent Blog Posts
A Different Take on World Cup Opening Kick
A paraplegic man, strapped into a cumbersome exoskeleton, gave the opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The media, and people, hail this as a miracle of technology, a better future for folks who are paralysed. I see this completely differently. It is both "inspiration porn" and devaluating the experience of disability. Frankly, it upset me greatly.
Nicolas Steenhout to speak at OSCON about Accessibility and Security
I’m pleased to say I will talk about Accessibility and Security at OSCON this July. These two topics are rarely discussed together, yet they are both important and synergistic. I hope you attend my talk, despite the fierce competition with concurrent sessions.
Accessibility Is Not An Add-On
Some developers say their clients don’t want to pay for accessibility. These developers are looking at the issue the wrong way. Accessibility is not an add-on. It should be built-in to any project.