Wilson is a developer at Broadway.com in NYC, working on web and Android development. He is very passionate about building clean and intuitive UI on web and mobile platforms, especially presenting complex data and information. Besides technology, he is a huge theatre fan (saw 44 Broadway shows in 2016) and an avid comic book reader. He loves bringing the sensitivity of performing and visual arts into his work. Most recently, he spoke at NYC Google Developer Group DevFest on building interactive UI with D3.js.
UX Camp 2017
Accessible UI for Color-Blind Users
According to non-profit organization Color Blind Awareness, 8% of men and 0.5% of women in the world suffer from color blindness. It is crucial to develop websites that are accessible to color-blind users. I will first go over the accessibility guidelines on color and contrast from W3C as well as a series of dos and don’ts examples. I will then dive into a set of new non-color-based animations and transitions. These can be used to provide interaction feedback (active state, select state, etc) using SVG and D3.js. The attendees will walk away with useful tools and principles to build accessible UI for color-blind users.