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Aaron Leventhal from AI Squared joins us on the IAP for a great discussion about the assistive technology that is place right on the website - sitecues. Discover the innovation that went into this revolutionary approach. Show Notes & Links
I’ve spent more than twenty years developing applications and websites. That’s a lot of time spent sitting in a cubicle, head down, coding, and racing toward deadlines to make the business stakeholders happy. It took me twenty years to realize I should have kept my head up and taken time to understand my customers better.
Determining which assistive technology to test with and what the accessibility test matrix should be is a challenge that many organizations are facing. The W3C provides information about what it means to be accessibility supported (W3C - Understanding Accessibility Support), but otherwise there is little guidance from the W3C or...
Does responsive design make a website more or less accessible? In this session you will learn best practices and techniques for accessible responsive design.
Evaluating a product for accessibility can be challenging. How do you know a product is really accessible? What can you do to verify the information in a VPAT? VPAT stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. Organizations request VPATs for products to determine if it is accessible but how do you know if that information is correct and if the product is really accessible. In this session you will learn what a VPAT is and what you can do...
If you have an accessible website, more persons with disabilities will frequent it. By word of mouth, its good reputation will start to permeate the community of users with disabilities. They might spread the word that all active elements are keyboard accessible, all images have proper text equivalents, and content has sufficient color contrast. Since there are about one billion users with disabilities worldwide, accessible sites have the...
Infographics on the web have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years for many great reasons. Often, they are able to quickly convey complex bits of information and show key relationships between data sets. For sighted users, representing data as an infographic actually improves accessibility. It’s easier to understand because infographics: