Adobe MAX: Errors and Accessibility

by admin on 20/11/2008

After yesterday’s keynote I had two more sessions to attend. The first one was “Web Application Development: The Error of Our Ways” with Robert Hoekman Jr. I saw him last year on a similar topic after I had bought his first book “Designing the Obvious”, and he didn’t disappoint me at that time. 2008 he’s back, with a new session topic and a new book (“Designing the Moment”), and he’s still one of my favourites, very interesting and inspiring. Check out his website/blog/books (, it’s definitely worth it.

Next session, and my last one for yesterday’s afternoon, was “Accessibility Basics: Making Websites More Useful for More People” with Derek Featherstone. It was exactly what the title said it was  and I feel I need to mention this because I saw some guys in front of me marking something different on their evaluation forms. There were a few nice tipps how to pimp the accessibility of your website in some very quick and easy steps. Great presenter, useful hints, although not much news, which again was absolutely ok, given the title of this session.

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Derek Featherstone November 21, 2008 at 1:08 am

Hi Diane,

Thanks for the mention and for pointing out the relationship between the title of the session and the content. Often I find it difficult to “hold back” in a session, but I had to deliver what the description said — the basics. I think more people would be upset if it said basics and I pulled out all of the really cool advanced examples/code.

Thanks again!

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