Accessibility is usability

4:10pm Thursday 14 November

Say “accessibility” to many people and their first thought will be “screen readers”. But there’s so much you can do to make your content more inclusive without touching the code or colours.

Sarah will show you that considering your user needs, content structure and language is the most important thing you can do to make your content accessible to the widest possible audience.

She’ll also discuss how accessibility and usability work together and how ultimately, accessible, useable content is faster, cheaper and more successful.

Sarah Richards

Founder, Content Design London

Sarah RichardsFounder of the content design movement, Sarah pioneered the standards during her 10-year career with the UK government.

As head of content design for the Government Digital Service (GDS), Sarah created and implemented the content strategy for the GOV.UK website.

After leaving GDS, Sarah took her knowledge and wrote the respected and highly popular Content Design – a book for anyone creating user-centred content.

She also launched Content Design London to provide training and consultation in content strategy and content design for governments, charities and organisations in the UK and worldwide.

Sarah is also a respected and in-demand speaker and shares her expertise to audiences at conferences, meet-ups and events globally.

Sarah is also leading a full-day workshop at A11y Camp: Designing and creating accessible content