Graeme Coleman is an accessibility consultant for The Paciello Group (TPG). Graeme joined TPG in October 2013 from the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, where he combined his roles as a postgraduate researcher and accessibility consultant responsible for conducting numerous web accessibility audits and providing hands-on training in creating accessible websites.
Graeme talks about why he became interested in web accessibility, what web accessibility consultancy entails (and what it doesn’t), and why he believes it is important for developers and organisations to consider accessibility when developing content for the web. He discussess some of the techniques that developers can implement to improve accessibility, some of which many may already be applying (but be unaware of the accessibility benefits they bring).
Mark Palmer is an independent accessibility consultant who believes in creating usable experiences for people of all abilities. He is firmly of the opinion that accessibility is more about talking, listening and experimenting than it is about ticking boxes.
From his perspective working in large organisations, Mark discusses his experiences relating to the practicalities of actually building an accessibility culture in a large organisation, and the approaches he takes to resolving these challenges, and how these approaches may benefit other organisations.
Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/graemecoleman/tales-from-the-accessibility-trenches-highland-fling-talk-edinburgh-19th-april-2014 http://www.slideshare.net/MarkPalmer4/creating-an-accessibility-culture-highland-fling-sessions-april-2014