Meta Refresh 2013

The design and engineering of user interface on the web

Inclusive Design challenges with UI Widgets

Submitted by Prem Nawaz Khan (@mpnkhan) on Dec 12, 2012

Section: Patterns Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


Takeaways: - Learn how difficult it is to use UI widgets - Step by Step Guide to to make your widgets usable for Keyboard only, Screen reader, Mobile users etc. - Simple Demo on Drop Down widget


There are various UI Libraries to build components like modals, tooltips, and grids to people who don’t spend a lot of time writing front-end code. Geeks always like to rewrite the code to satisfy the objective of sleeknes, performance etc. But One thing most of them forget is the inclusion of Person with Disabilities and other devices like Mobile, Tablets, TV etc.
While Responsive design helps to adapt to different screen resolutions , it is upon the developers shoulders to make the widgets usable to EVERYONE. This Session will explain on what is required to make it accessible and how to do them


Anything they would like to take the notes on..

Speaker bio

I have been speaking at PayPal and previously at Yahoo as part of my Work.
Thought of spreading the word of Accessibility to outside world Since there are too many JavaScript library which claims sleek and which lags inclusive Design..


  • Jitendra Vyas (@jitendravyas) 7 years ago

    I’m interested in This talk

  • Pulak Bhattacharyya (@pulakb) 7 years ago

    I am too interested in this talk.

  • Rahul Gonsalves (@rahul) 7 years ago

    Prem, happy to see that you are going to be talking about accessibility.

    I think that your talk should focus briefly on “Why Accessibility”, as I am not sure whether it’s as ubiquituously understood as we would like.

    Also, could you share links to any previous presentations that you have given?

  • Prem Nawaz Khan (@mpnkhan) Proposer 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago)

    Hi Rahul,
    I wanted to cover the Things to Do for Web Accessibility as a JavaScript developer. Topic’s like what is Accessibility, why Accessibility has been covered by many.. But my concern is the lack of Widget accessibility by new libraries..


  • Prem Nawaz Khan (@mpnkhan) Proposer 7 years ago

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