Meet Shell Little
Shell is a Senior Accessibility Specialist, Inclusive Design Leader, and international keynote speaker. She has spoken and consulted on game accessibility and disability DE&I topics for numerous organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She has over 8 years of experience working in large enterprise organizations helping to integrate accessibility and inclusive design into the beginning of the product lifecycle.
Shell is passionate about partnering with, educating, and empowering design teams to implement and maintain accessible solutions. Her dedication to educating cross-functional partners is how she consistently achieves rich inclusive design buy-in. Shell's interested in preventing accessibility concerns by working with design systems and frameworks to ensure accessibility is cooked into all standards and components.
Outside the office, Shell is a cat parent, hobbyist streamer, and overall Neurodivergent dork. She's passionate about finding a sustainable balance between career and hobbies. She's currently gotten back into a childhood favorite, puzzles.
The fatal flaws of overlays
Overlays are technologies implemented on websites with the aim of increasing accessibility. Even if these Overlays could do as they claim, they would still have a fundamental flaw.
You can never out code bad design. During this talk let's discuss how Overlays will never be the answer and the importance of accessible, inclusive, and usable designs.