Derek Featherstone

Derek Featherstone has been working as a web professional since 1999 and is an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility and web design. He leads the team at Simply Accessible, based in Ottawa, Canada.

Derek always puts the user first and strives to make the web a better place by designing experiences that are easy to use for everyone, including people with disabilities. Derek’s ideal accessible experience combines engaging and rich content with brilliant design and technical development excellence. That user-centred focus sets the course for Simply Accessible, and—more importantly—their clients.


Episode 77 Advanced Accessibility

What are some of the biggest challenges when it comes to making a website fully accessible? Keyboard access and form design can make some of the biggest differences, and present some of the biggest challenges. Derek Featherstone joins Jen Simmons to explain.

In This Episode

  • Keyboard accessibility
  • Making accessibility a project requirement
  • How design is impacted by accessibility concerns
  • Accessible forms
  • To hide content, or not to hide content
  • Placeholders, viewports, zooming and much more