Stein Erik SkotkjerraHead of Accessibility Relations at Siteimprove
Passionate advocate of inclusive ICT design and known for always taking a people-centric approach in his work, Stein Erik Skotkjerra has been providing companies and organizations, public and private, with the mindset, strategies and tools needed to succeed in making digital experiences more inclusive for more than 10 years.
Despite a deep passion for technology, Stein’s career spanned over 20 years, encompasses a truly wide range of specialities including developing assistive technologies for people with visual impairments, founding his own accessibility consulting company, and working as a strategic management consultant to boards and C-Level management considering the inclusive design of ICT.
Currently, Stein works as Siteimprove’s Head of Accessibility Relations, where he serves as the company’s overall global strategic advisor in all areas related to web accessibility, changing political climates and inclusive strategy. Alongside his full-time role, Stein is an active participant within various accessibility standards committees throughout the Nordic region, and enjoys public speaking, has been an internationally recognized speaker and guest lecturer within the field for many years.
TALK: Why designing for the blind is pointless
Anyone running a business online knows how annoying it is to get usability requests beyond your expectations. In this talk we will show you how to effectively get rid of customers with disabilities, elderly customers or customers with demands outside the ordinary. We will do this by showing you specific examples you can take home and start implementing on your website to ensure the opposite and make sure you never get difficult usability questions from your users again.