Carie Fisher is an author, speaker, and developer with over 15 years of technical experience helping individuals and companies achieve their digital accessibility goals. Carie is the Senior Accessibility Program Manager at GitHub and is a Ph.D. candidate in Human-Computer Interactions at Iowa State University, focusing on XR technology.
She is passionate about the intersection of front-end code and UX, digital accessibility, and diversity in technology. She recently completed writing the evergreen accessibility course Learn Accessibility with Google’s web.dev team.
CSS + Accessibility: Inclusion Through User Choice
Every day we have a series of choices to make. Get up early to work out or hit the snooze button? Double foam mocha latte or decaf green tea? Tabs or spaces? Our choices — even the small ones — shape our identities and help frame how we see the world.
Today we expect multiple options when choosing products and services, but then settle for subpar user interfaces and digital experiences others choose for us. While we designers and developers might have insights into what a user wants — how can anyone truly know what 7.8+ billion people prefer at any given moment?
Thankfully, we don't need to guess! In her talk, Carie will go over ways to build more inclusive user options by combining the ever-increasing power of CSS with human-focused insights of digital accessibility.
Carie will be giving a workshop on accessibility too! Learn how to build Accessible Components from Design to Development.