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Featherstone & Friends: Inclusive Design and Color
Color is an important design tool, but using it incorrectly can make your print or digital content inaccessible to many.

In this Featherstone and Friends Series webinar, Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone will be chatting with Geri Coady. Geri is a self described color-obsessed illustrator and designer, and the author of Pocket Guide to Color Accessibility, and Color Accessibility Workflows.

Derek & Geri will be chatting about:

· The impact of color choices on people with visual disabilities
· Best practices for choosing an accessible color palette
· How accessible and beautiful design do not have to be at odds
· Real-life examples of accessible and non-accessible color choices

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Jun 23, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Derek Feahterstone
Chief Experience Officer @Level Access
Derek is an internationally known speaker, practitioner and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company. Derek is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access — focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice and development methodologies.
Geri Coady
Illustrator, Designer, & Author
Geri Coady is a color-obsessed illustrator and designer from Newfoundland, Canada who now lives in Nottingham, UK. A former ad agency art director, she currently works with companies like Simply Accessible, Withings, and Scholastic. She is the author of Pocket Guide to Colour Accessibility published by Five Simple Steps, an occasional illustrator for A List Apart, and was voted net Magazine’s Designer of the Year in 2014. Geri has spoken at design and tech events around the world, including Smashing Conference and Future of Web Design.