Philly Standards Lecture: Barrier-Free User Experience

As I noted the last time I posted about Philly Standards, I have a “thing” for web design, programming, and development.  A “clean” site not only plays a crucial role in ensuring search engine friendliness, but in user experience as well.  Ask my roommate, I have a pet-peeve for poorly designed and flashy websites that are hard to navigate and read.  But I digress.

This past Tuesday at Ly Michael’s, Philly Standards hosted a presentation by Kel Smith who explained what Section 508 is and why it is important for anybody with a web presence, or marketing a website, get up to speed on what he calls “inclusive design”.  More on that later. Continue reading