Chisholm’s keynote for MinneWebCon 2010 emphasizes how good accessibility leads to good universal design, or design that benefits everyone. She also provides some great history about how many of today’s most popular technology products and features were originally designed as disability accommodations.
Wendy Chisholm is a web developer, human factors engineer, and co-author of Universal Design for Web Applications. She was a staffperson for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for 6 years where she focused on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Wendy has also consulted for Microsoft, Google, Adobe, and the American Foundation for the Blind.