Level 3, 125 Queen Street
Auckland, Auckland Region


Neil Jarvis is the Adaptive Technology manager at the Royal new Zealand Foundation of the Blind. He has worked in the field of adaptive technology for nearly 20 years, firstly in the UK and, since 2004, here in New Zealand. One of his team’s jobs is to advise organisations, Government departments, private-sector businesses and others on accessibility of software applications and internet websites.

During the presentation, Neil will talk about how accessibility and usability are linked and how failing to make a site accessible guarantees its poor usability. He will demonstrate techniques which which make the difference between accessable or inaccessable, and talk about the pitfalls to avoid.

Neil will demonstrate how a blind person using a screen-reader navigates websites, and show examples of good design and poor design from that perspective.

Darren is a web developer, interface designer and web geek. He’s a member of the Web Standards Group and an advocate of accessible, semantic HTML. He’ll be talking about best practices when it comes to front-end web development. Web standards, accessibility, semantic markup and CSS.

Official Website: http://www.upa.org.nz/three-upa-auckland-events-accessibility-lou-carbone-and-phil-fierlinger/

Added by wrumsby on July 18, 2007

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