I was extremely pleased to have been asked to speak at this event, and I gave a talk entitled 'Accessibility and UI Development', which was an evolution of the presentation I put together for a micro-slot at an Oxford Geek Night back in September. Slides from the FEL talk are up on slideshare.
The main thrust of my talk is that developer's shouldn't view accessibility requirements as a constraint on great design or complex UI development. I based most of my observations on my work as Front-end lead on the new Post Office site (postoffice.co.uk) which was my first major project at Dare.
Chris Bell's wrote a blog post about his motivation for starting the FEL meetups. He clearly struck a chord with the London tech community as the first event sold out within a few hours. I'm already looking forward to hearing what speakers and topics Chris and the team at Made by Many have lined up for next month.