When you follow Marcy on Twitter you will quickly realize how much she and her fiance Marcus love nature. She was the first speaker ever who we discussed avalanche forecasts at the afterparty with. So there is probably no better combination than ScriptConf, Austrian Mountains and Marcy Sutton.
For me, Marcy is talking about one of the most important issues on the internet. Accessibility and making the web a better place for people with disabilites is not only a duty or a regulation to comply with but also an insurance for ourselfes to make sure we will be able to still use our favorite tools when life doesn't work out as expected.
Radically Accessible Internet Applications 💯
An accessible internet experience makes all the difference for a person with a disability, whether they're enjoying online entertainment, paying bills or booking a trip to go adaptive skiing. You see, people with disabilities gain privacy and independence when they can handle their own affairs. Wouldn't it be radical if every web application supported users with disabilities?
Or go to ScriptCast on Soundcloud directly.
About Marcy Sutton
Marcy Sutton works on web accessibility tools at Deque Systems, a company focused on digital equality. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility.
She loves co-leading the Accessibility Seattle meetup and a coding club for Girl Develop It Bellingham. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can be found hiking with her dog, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.
Marcy on the web
- Marcy on Twitter
- Marcy on the Web
- aXe tools
- Vote for inert: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Webkit!
Photo by Juho