I like to talk! This page has upcoming talks and workshops, as well as my talk archive. With slides and videos if available.
If you’d like me at your event, get in touch. I can talk about web standards like CSS and/or about web accessibility. I’m also available for running workshops about the same subjects.
The web is accessible by default, but it doesn’t take a lot to produce inaccessible websites. In this talk, I will show six aspects that can make a difference, to help you build sites that can be used by more people. From hiding content to focus management, these are some ways to get started on improving accessibility.
(Video) Some of the world’s greatest print design was made on known canvases, with known content using known color options. On the web, we have more flexible tools. Media queries, flexible units, Grid Layout and Flexbox let us do great graphic design. With flexibility.
In this talk, I will show some of the CSS that puts great graphic design into practice on the web. Get inspired by some of the icons from the history of graphic design, while learning new properties that you can use in projects today.
A short talk about what I learned when I worked on Mozilla’s new login experience: from best practices to considerations around password manager compatibility.
(Video of Trolleys, veils and prisoners) Those who want to make accessible websites, will likely have to convince others in their organisation. One reason to make our websites as accessible as we can, is that doing so is the right thing. For centuries, doing the right thing has been a concern for the field of philosophical ethics. In this talk, some notable philosophical thought experiments are applied to the world of web accessibility. With some practical examples, this talk makes a refreshing case for web accessibility, which people can use to advocate for more inclusive websites.
(Video) The basics of hiding content in just under 10 minutes: this talk goes into hiding content visually, hiding content completely and hiding content just from assistive technologies.
(video, in Dutch) At the “Back to Basic” event, organised by the Inclusive Design and Accessibility Meetup, I talked about the very basics of building accessible websites. In 6 tips based on stuff that is available from open web standards, I showed how to make use of the idea that the web is accessible by default.
Most modern front-end builds contain bits of hidden content. Some have large parts of the application hidden from view. In this talk, I discussed various ways of making things invisible, and explain what their impact on an application’s accessibility could be.
In Dutch The days of tables for layout are forgone, there are two awesome new layout specs: meet Grid Layout and Flexbox. In this one day workshop, we will look at what the new specs have to offer and get familiar with their syntax through hands-on examples.
Photo: Andrew Chin