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Speaker - Modern Frontends Live! London 2022 - Todd Libby

Todd is a Senior Accessibility Engineer and W3C Invited Expert. He has been a developer/programmer for over forty years from when he started with BASIC and Scheme, and now with React and JavaScript. His focus is on Accessibility and he has worked in accessibility for the past twenty-three years. It is very important to him and he advocates for accessibility. He host a podcast, the Front End Nerdery Podcast, and stream on Twitch. He has written articles for publication for Smashing Magazine,, and CSS-Tricks. Originally from Portland, Maine and now living in Phoenix, Arizona, he love food and cooking, especially lobster and lobster rolls, and found the best lobster roll spot in Arizona of all places.


Todd's Talk

Deceptive Patterns & FAST

Deceptive patterns (also widely known as "dark patterns") are all over the Web. I'll speak to the accessibility impact deceptive patterns and "dark" patterns have as well as my introduction to taking these patterns and my work in the W3C to have these published in WCAG 3.

There is a lot of work being done in the Functional Needs group of the W3C to introduce these to FAST. I'll talk about FAST, what it means to accessibility, and to users, developers, designers, and everyone in-between in the organization.

I'll also introduce people to the Framework for Accessible Specification of Technologies (FAST) which advises creators of technical specifications on ensuring their technology meets the needs of users with disabilities. It primarily addresses web content technologies but also relates to any technology that affects web content sent to users, including client-side APIs, transmission protocols, and interchange formats. Specifications that implement these guidelines make it possible for content authors and user agents to render the content in an accessible manner to people with a wide range of abilities.


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