Che Douglas led the transformation of the design team at The Wall Street Journal, from a service-based organization to a strategic component of an embedded Engineering, Product and Design structure. We chat with Che, who is now VP of Design at Booking.com, about how he got the right people involved…
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Fifteen minutes of excellent audio from Laura, Cassie, and Léonie.
Front-end podcast by Bruce Lawson and Vadim Makeev.
We may mock our ancestors for seeking the advice of oracles, soothsayers and psychics, but today we rely heavily on computer programs and math formulas to help us navigate our world. If we continue to follow them unthinkingly, should we be surprised when we end up in unexpected and dangerous places?…
Listen to “The Big Man Can’t Shoot” Episode 3 of The Revisionist History Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell.
What happens if we hand over our stickiest moral quandary to a two-ton hunk of metal and let it loose …
Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our past selves and rewrite the rules of credibility. Also, we release something terrible …
This podcast is a preview of the 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, commonly known as CSUN, February 27 thru March 3 in San Diego, California.
The hard truth is that there just are societal scale problems: cities burn, people need to transit from one location to another, we need food that doesn’t poison us. The reality is that there are problems that affect all of us if they’re present. The Internet is not a safe place right now, and, more importantly, the tools we’re using to interact with it are relatively broken. This is a problem, but we shouldn’t be ashamed.
I think we need to have a larger-scale response to the problems of the Internet. It has been a tremendous boon to our society. It is the heart of our economic growth. It’s the greatest growth since the Industrial Revolution, but it’s got some problems that we’re not just going to guilt people out of. We’ve got to do some engineering work. We’re going to have to share a lot more. The FBI has crime statistics, and it’s incredibly useful on a societal scale. There needs to be this lack of shame that things are burning and say, ‘Yeah, this breach, here’s what happened.’ Let’s do some month-long investigations about what happened. Get that data out there and try to respond to it. This is not the first time we’ve had problems in an important tech, and it won’t be the last time, but let’s actually work on it. The reason I talk about the NIH is because they actually fund work on these sorts of problems, and things do get better.
First, Dennis and Ross discuss a variety of topics including some current surveys and a couple articles about skip-to links. Then Dennis speaks with @JoeDevon and @Jennison about the inaugural Global Accessibility Awareness Day!
Download Web Axe Episode 95 (Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Surveys, more)
[Transcript of podcast 95]
Ross’ book update.
Positive email response to Disability.gov critique.
Liz Ellcessor Ph.D. candidate in Media & Cultural Studies at U of Wisc interviews Dennis (Malware warning due to hosting issue).
New! a11yBuzz by @KarlGroves, an “accessibility body of knowledge”.
2 updates (validation, open in other browsers) to Web Accessibility Toolbar 2012 by The Paciello Group.
Seeing more accessibility jobs in general lately. Hiring good web developers at PayPal in San Jose, San Francisco, Austin; contact @DennisL.
Blind or low-vision users, complete AFB’s Survey on Travel Website Accessibility.
Short survey by Blind Bargains to improve accessibility to flowcharts on mobile devices (must log in).
Survey on Books & Accessibility for person with disability, special educators, parents; from @Barrierbreak.
4th screen reader survey by WebAIM
Skip links on mobile and tablets by @iheni.
Article by @TerrillThompson “Back to Basics: Skip to Main Content Links“.
The Mobile Website Debate (Jakob Nielson vs Josh Clark vs Ross Johnson).
Usability Principles, Accessibility Style, a 3-part series by @AquinasWI.
Good examples of accessible websites by @TerrillThompson.
Accessibility Conference at University of Guelph, Ontario – May 29-30, 2012
Accessibility Camp Seattle (A11ySEA) – June 2-3, 2012
NFB National Convention 2012 starts June 30 in Dallas: http://t.co/mSQ59Op5
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Wednesday, May 9; first one ever!
GAAD Website (launched May 2!)
Twitter @GblA11yDay and hashtag #GAAD.
Event in Los Angeles featuring Yahoo!’s Todd Kloots and Victor Tsaran.
Melbourne Breakfast Meetup led by Adem Cifcioglu.
Event in Toronto, Canada, at OCAD University.
Event in Mumbai, India sponsored by BarrierBreak Technologies.
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