Speakers: Erin Olmon

  • Erin Olmon: Making A11y Official

    Erin Olmon: Making A11y Official

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Erin Olmon

    January 6, 2019 — Whether you’re writing a client proposal or documenting the success criteria of your web presence, explicitly accounting for accessibility provides benchmarks to measure the success of your project against and establishes important expectations. This talk will discuss when, where, and why to account for accessibility in projects or an organization.

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  • Erin Olmon: Usability And Accessability For Older Populations

    Erin Olmon: Usability And Accessability For Older Populations

    WordCamp Portland 2015Speaker: Erin Olmon

    November 21, 2015 — Accessibility is often thought of in terms of visual accessibility; however designing and developing for accessibility means considering auditory, cognitive, and motor abilities as well. As we age, our sight, hearing, motor, and cognitive abilities decline, meaning when an audience is comprised of a significant number of older individuals we must consider the full spectrum of accessibility when we design. Further, at this time, older individuals are much more likely to be less technically savvy, which introduces another set of usability and content needs. Erin will frame this topic within an experience of designing a website for a small non-profit club that contains a significant number of older and technically un-savvy individuals… as well as a significant number of younger technically savvy individuals.