Design that talks

'Design that talks' illustration
Illustration by Aisling Brock

Who spoke

Gerry Leonidas
Associate Professor of Typography, University of Reading @gerryleonidas leonidas.org

Gerry Leonidas

Gerry Leonidas is a secret agent who spends his days messing with people’s heads. To hide his mission he pretends to be an associate professor of typography at the University of Reading, consultant, and speaker. His favourite weapon is typeface design.

Where’s my jetpack?

I contemplate my portable technology in a state of uncompromising and insatiable appetite for the Surprisingly Better, yet invariably feel disappointed at the reliably unimaginative incremental improvements. I cannot escape the notion that those who make my technology must possess an overwhelmingly banal idea of myself. So I will take this opportunity to line some targets up, and have a good rant.

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Paul Sandwell
UI Team Lead, HeathWallace @peasandwell

Paul Sandwell

Paul is a UI Team Lead at HeathWallace, a digital agency based in Reading, where he primarily works on websites for major financial organisations. Web accessibility is one of his favourite subjects, and he loves sharing his findings with other developers. When he is not creating websites, Paul is usually drinking rum or watching TV with his parakeets.

Making Our Web More Accessible

It’s easy to forget that web accessibility doesn’t stop at visual impairment, in fact there is a whole range of other disabilities to consider when designing and creating websites. But that doesn’t mean that web accessibility has to be scary! Let’s explore some other disabilities, how they can affect browsing, and what we can do to improve our sites’ accessibility.

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