A visually impaired perspective on technology

Event start: 10 months, 4 weeks ago // Event Information

Using technology can be a very different experience as a visually impaired person, in this talk I will cover some of the challenges we face and what can be done to improve usability.

As a visually impaired person, technology is both an accessibility tool and barrier to achieving it. There are many things I simply cannot do because of inaccessible design, even though my sight level is not even considered to be ‘registered blind’. In this talk, I will show examples of the kind of barriers to accessibility that we face on a day to day basis and a quick guide to developers on how to avoid making these mistakes. I would love to look at projects that people are making and give some advice, and just have a chat about accessibility and visual impairments.