Léonie Watson

Léonie Watson
Senior accessibility engineer, The Paciello Group (TPG)

Website | @LeonieWatson

Léonie Watson began using the internet in 1993, turned it into a web design career in 1997, and (despite losing her eyesight along the way) has been enjoying herself thoroughly ever since.

After many years as Director of Accessibility at Nomensa, Léonie is now a Senior Accessibility Engineer with The Paciello Group (TPG) and owner of LJ Watson Consulting.

Amongst other things she is also a director of the British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB), writes for .Net magazine and SitePoint.com, is a member of the W3C HTML and SVG working groups and the HTML Accessibility Task Force. She even appears every now and then on TV and radio to talk about technology.

In her spare time Léonie blogs on tink.co.uk, talks on the AccessTalk podcast, and loves cooking, dancing and drinking tequila (although not necessarily in that order).


3:00pm–3:30pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Interface and experience design
Location: Salon 8
Léonie Watson (The Paciello Group (TPG))
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Rocket science is difficult, brain surgery is really difficult. To most people developing technology is insanely difficult, but you’ve already mastered the hard part. Creating interfaces that are usable by everyone is much easier than you think. There is no magic ingredient, no “secret sauce”. The trick to great accessibility is just to code like you give a damn! Read more.