2013-10-03 00:00:00 2013-10-05 00:00:00 America/Toronto SCREENS 2013 SCREENS is dedicated to covering development for mobile devices and operating systems. Consumers are increasingly using mobile devices to access websites and applications, and companies are taking notice. Through two days of presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions, as well as an optional day of workshops,… Toronto FITC Toronto



In 2010 Ethan Marcotte coined responsive design for all of us to consume content on small (at first) devices without losing our eye-sight. He did not quite phrase it like that, even though he definitely addressed that.

In 1808 Italian Pellegrino Turri designed a typewriter for Countess Carolina Fantoni da Fivizzano, his blind lover, to write him letters when he was away.

That is accessible design, and it paved the way for responsive design in more than one way. We are now bashing mouse-only interactions because they don’t have a place in our responsive, touch-friendly new world. Except it never had a place in any world, accessibility guidelines haveĀ  advocated for keyboard accessibility (the cornerstone to any accessible interface) long before responsive design – keyboard accessible = no mouse-only interactions = touch accessible.

In this presentation, George Zamfir will show you how you can literally change your users’ lives with responsive design. He will discuss why accessible design is important and draw some surprising parallels between responsive and accessible design.

A prequel to this talk: + podcast: