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Web Directions Code ’21 session spotlight–Overlays Underwhelm

Overlays Underwhelm

Adrian Roselli, Consultant

Accessibility overlays bring promises of accessible sites in one line of code, but experiences from users tell us the opposite. We will look at the guarantees, the marketing efforts, the code efforts, and lived experiences of users.

About Adrian Roselli

Adrian has written articles for trade journals, web sites, and participated as an author and editor on five books. In 1998 he co-founded a software development consulting firm before leaving at the start of 2016. He was a member of the W3C Web Platform Working Group, W3C ARIA Working Group, and W3C Accessibility Task Force. Some may recognize Adrian from his days helping to run evolt.org, one of the first communities for web developers. Adrian has been developing for the Web since 1993.

In 2021 we have a whole series of events for Front End Developers, plus a Brand New free event in January 2022

Across 2021 (and again 2022) Web Directions is presenting a series of online conferences for front end designers and developers. Focussed deep dives, they go far beyond what you might expect from conference programs.

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In 2021 we have 2 remaining conferences Accessibility, and Security, privacy and identity.

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Thanks for an amazing few days Web Directions. So many great themes of empathy, inclusion, collaboration, business impact through design, and keeping our future deeply human.

Laura van Doore Head of Product Design, Fathom