Lorna Mitchell – Tales of a Keyboard-Only User

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Am I a disabled user? I don’t think I’m disabled but due to some RSI injury, a pointing device is an instrument of torture. As a keyboard-only user, I’d like to share some of my experiences of using the web and talk a bit about how my access to the web has changed, from the early days of “it all works if I turn off JavaScript” through a phase of doing OK when I was self-employed and chose my own tools, to today where “modern” web sites are increasingly locking me out of seemingly simple tasks. I’ll show you the world through my tools (and show you how to use them too) and try to point out the quick wins for improving accessibility as well as complaining loudly about the things I wish everyone would avoid!

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