Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Innovating with accessibility in mind

Marcy Sutton (Deque Systems)
2:30pm–2:45pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)

Building a better web means removing barriers for users and helping them live more productive lives. Marcy Sutton explores how the work we do with technology can have a monumental impact on the lives of people with disabilities by providing independence, privacy, and growth opportunities. But making a positive impact depends on our willingness to do the work. Marcy highlights the importance of digital inclusion in web development and offers a brief how-to, helping you remember who we’re building things for in the first place.

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Marcy Sutton

Deque Systems

Marcy Sutton is a meta web developer on accessibility tools for other developers at Deque (DQ) Systems, a company focused on digital equality. Marcy is passionate about making the web accessible for everyone and loves applying her skills and personal values on the aXe-core project, speaking at conferences around the world, and producing accessibility screencasts for Egghead.io. Her blog, Accessibility Wins, highlights accessible user interfaces and tools, contributing a positive voice to the web development space. When away from the keyboard, Marcy can usually be found hiking, riding a bicycle, or snowboarding.