July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Nicolas Steenhout

Nicolas Steenhout
Independent Accessibility Consultant, Part of a Whole

Website | @vavroom

Nicolas Steenhout is a veteran of, and passionate advocate for, web accessibility. Nic had taken the lead in building several websites prior to taking up a federally-funded position in the disability sector in the US in 1996. An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Nic works with government, corporations, and small teams in the areas of both web and physical accessibility. Working with and for thousands of people with disabilities in North America and Australasia, while working with web technologies and their impact, has given Nic a unique insight into the challenges, solutions, and nuts and bolts of web accessibility.


10:00am–10:40am Friday, 07/24/2015
Design E145
Nicolas Steenhout (Part of a Whole)
Without firsthand experience, it is difficult to understand the barriers that exist for screenreader users on the web. Many developers have told me they were curious to "see" a screenreader in action. This is your chance! Using a combination of real-world examples and code snippets, we will use a screenreader to go through common barriers and discuss them. Read more.