Vasilis: Right before a [role=drinks] meet up in Amsterdam I spoke with Léonie Watson. Leonie is an accessibility engineer, she is W3C web platform working group co-chair and she is a screen reader user among many many other things.
This week Simon finds out how smart phones are revolutionising policing and is enough being done to make the web accessible to all. And just what is the value in predicting when we’ll get the next big thing in technology?
Robin talks about iOS5, the O2 mobile superstore, and a new speaking phone service from Vodaphone. Kiran discusses the full text service from Talking Newspapers, and he and Léonie share their experiences with the new Jaws 13 Convenient OCR feature.
Matt and Mike talk with several Lullabot accessibility experts as well as Drupal 8 accessibility co-maintainer Mike Gifford about accessibility topics, tools, and more.
From http://team.silverlight.net/product-technology-deep-dive/silverlight-podcast-accessibility-with-silverlight/ it features Sean Hayes of the Microsoft Accessibility Business Unit. It is about accessibility on the web, with Silverlight and the Accessible Media Project.
Over 4 million people in Australia have a disability. As a result they may use the web in a different way to you: a keyboard instead of a mouse; a screen reader instead of a screen. Accessibility is the way that you can tap into this large and growing audience.
In this session, Damien will look at why accessibility matters - not just because it is the right thing to do, or a legal requirement. He will discuss how accessibility leads to more robust, maintainable, searchable and usable websites that meet everyone’s needs. Damien will also explore the opportunities accessibility offers for mobile web design, and provide some practical advice about how to include accessibility in your next project.
This session presents a wide variety of mistakes, blunders, misconceptions, over-indulgences, intricacies, and generally silly aspects of modern web accessibility. Sometimes the most serious errors are made by well-meaning developers who misunderstand the concepts or take their limited accessibility knowledge to an extreme level - thus web accessibility gone wild.
Welcome to Podcast 100! Over the last few years, WordPress Accessibility has been making much progress and continues to do so. In this podcast, Dennis speaks with Joe Dolson (@JoeDolson) and Joseph O’Connor (@accessibleJoe) who share their knowledge of accessibility in WordPress and how they’ve been helping.
After brief introductions, the guys discuss theme guidelines, current accessible themes, and the accessibility of the Admin area. The terrific WP Accessibility plugin is also mentioned. Also discussed is WordCamp San Francisco which happens October 25-26 plus three days of contribution and community work after the conference.
Download Web Axe Episode 100 (Joe & Joseph on WordPress Accessibility)
[transcript of podcast 100]
WordPress Theme Accessibility Guidelines
WordPress Themes with Tag accessibility-ready
WordPress Theme Accessibility: Guide for Reviewers
WordPress Accessibility Team Updates
WordCamp Central – find an event near you!
Joe Dolson: Accessibility Ready – Theming for a Larger Audience, video from WordCamp Chicago