The September 2011 UK UPA event focused on designing inclusive experiences. Kath Moonan invited me to dispell some of the myths, and talk about the role that accessibility plays within a UX practitioners toolkit.
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Posted on May 5th, 2011 in Real life.
In 1997, Mary Schmich published a guide to life in the Chicago Tribune. In 1999, Baz Lurhmann turned it into a chillout anthem called Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen). It was, and remains, some of the best advice for life I’ve ever heard…
How welcoming are social networks for blind and partially sighted people? I join Peter White on BBC Radio 4 In Touch to discuss the benefits and challenges. Listen on BBC iPlayer (20Mins) Download transcript (RTF, 52Kb)
Posted on March 21st, 2011 in Real life.
The California State University Northridge 26th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, referred to simply as CSUN, was an extraordinary few days. People from all over the world gathered to share knowledge and discuss ideas. Here are a few highlights from the web stream.
The February 2011 London Web Standards event focused on accessibility, best practice and harsh realities. With a smart set of slides courtesy of Tom Waterhouse, my talk brought together a cast of screen readers to explain how they work on the web, and how they’re dealing with emerging technologies like ARIA and HTML5.
Getting to grips with technology isn’t always easy for blind and partially sighted people. I join Peter White and Mike Townsend on BBC Radio 4 In Touch to offer advice to anyone thinking about taking their first steps with technology. Listen on BBC iPlayer (20Mins) Download transcript (RTF, 48Kb)
Fix the Web is an initiative that makes it easy for disabled people to report problems with inaccessible websites. I joined Peter White on BBC Radio 4 In Touch to discuss what makes FTW such a worthwhile project. Listen on BBC iPlayer (20Mins)
The Internet Archive has digitised thousands of copyright free books. I join Peter White and Ian Mcrae on BBC Radio 4 In Touch to discuss what this means for blind and partially sighted people. Listen on BBC iPlayer Download transcript (RTF, 30Kb)
Demon and two other companies recently withdrew their support services for blind and partially sighted customers. I joined Peter White on BBC Radio 4 In Touch to consider whether this is a developing trend. Listen on BBC iPlayer (20Mins) Download transcript (RTF, 23Kb)
BS8878 is the forthcoming UK standard for web accessibility. I joined Simon Cox and Bim Egan on BBC Radio 4 Click On to discuss whether organisations are doing enough to make their websites accessible andhow BS8878 can help. Listen on BBC iPlayer (26Mins)
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- Thanks :) RT @dequesystems: Great post from @LeonieWatson about the importance of #accessibility when it comes to #UX bit.ly/14GpSUe 3 hours ago
- MT @dboudreau: Take a look at the “BBC’s Mobile Accessibility Guidelines” Â» is.gd/gb44cE Fantastic work by @iheni and @IanPouncey 5 hours ago
- RT @w3c: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2 Draft Published dlvr.it/3XVGxx 5 hours ago