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Derek Featherstone and WD06 and Accessibility


I really enjoyed Derek Featherstone’s talk. A powerhouse of energy, this guy has a mission to make websites usable to disabled people. One website at a time. Accessibility Roolz. I’m not a coder or a designer or anything so I only went to the overview presentation but it was really really interesting.

I loved the fact Derek get’s his inspiration from his environment. His stories of cross walk signs and signals were enlightening and educational. I’ve done the same thing wandering around my neighbourhood, associating certain real life things with online communities.

The logo above takes you to caughtya.org. It’s an online community where the neighbourhood real life community takes fotos cars parked illegally in Disabled spots. They list the number plates etc. Power to the People!

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Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Derek Featherstone and WD06 and Accessibility

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for making a reference to our website, Caughtya.org

    I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation about web accessibility, as it is an important issue. It is worth nothing that Caughtya.org is accessible to people with disabilities and meets most of WCAG AAA 🙂

  2. RE website accessibility criteria: Good fer you!

    And I really DO think your website is a neat idea. Good luck with it all! 🙂

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