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Conversations around web accessibility

Conversations around web accessibility

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Canada

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Conversations around web accessibility

Language:

English


Episodes

Albert Kim talks about OCD, PTSD, and web accessibility

5/13/2022
Albert stresses the importance of letting users control their experience, through settings and various controls. Transcript Nic All right, I’m Nic Steenhout and you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain their impairments, and what barriers they encounter on the web. Today, I’m talking with Albert Kim.… Continue Reading Albert Kim talks about OCD, PTSD, and web accessibility

Duration:00:11:53

Amy Carney talks about text that gets cut off

3/4/2022
Amy says that if you cut text off and don’t provide a way to expand it, she can’t read your content. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout, and you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain their impairment, and what barriers they encounter on the web. Today,… Continue Reading Amy Carney talks about text that gets cut off

Duration:00:05:48

Amy Carney talks about low vision, sticky elements, and overlays

2/8/2022
Amy tells us that sticky elements are a problem for her as they can hide content. And overlays don’t help. Transcript Nic Hi. I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules sound bytes, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain their impairments and what barrier they encounter on the web. Today,… Continue Reading Amy Carney talks about low vision, sticky elements, and overlays

Duration:00:05:36

Dacey Nolan talks about epilepsy and her barriers on the web

12/9/2021
Dacey says, among other things “If you’re going to include animated GIFs, I would recommend them not playing by default, but allowing the user to click a play button.” Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rule sound bites, a… Continue Reading Dacey Nolan talks about epilepsy and her barriers on the web

Duration:00:14:05

Listen to disabled people’s stories – IDPD 2021

12/3/2021
Listen to disabled people year round, not just on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain their impairments and what barriers they encounter on the web. Today’s episode is a bit different –… Continue Reading Listen to disabled people’s stories – IDPD 2021

Duration:00:03:05

Kelly Hussey talks about speech input and visible element separation

11/17/2021
Kelly says “if you have long tables and lists actually put borders on them”, so she knows what she’s picking up. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules sound bites, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain… Continue Reading Kelly Hussey talks about speech input and visible element separation

Duration:00:05:20

Kevin Mar-Molinero talks about dyscalculia and copy/pasting

11/4/2021
Kevin says: Give user choice: “Obviously what’s good for me won’t be good for someone else. We shouldn’t be designing for a kind of homogeneous grade of people.” Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility soundbites, a series of short podcasts… Continue Reading Kevin Mar-Molinero talks about dyscalculia and copy/pasting

Duration:00:12:47

Ruben Nic talks about Kerotoconus

10/30/2021
Ruben, talking about text reflow, says sometimes “text will actually go over the container and sometimes I can’t even see what things say. I have to open up the developer console and actually look at it”. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening… Continue Reading Ruben Nic talks about Kerotoconus

Duration:00:08:10

Julia Ferraioli talks about chronic pain and brain fog

10/22/2021
Julia tells us that “it’s so easy to kind of get caught up with the latest features or the latest like tricks that you learn about to make, you know, a shiny website. But you have to consider the usability of all of your users not just, you know, the folks like you or the… Continue Reading Julia Ferraioli talks about chronic pain and brain fog

Duration:00:05:27

Meryl K. Evans talks about being Deaf and caption quality

10/20/2021
Meryl tells us, among other things, that “If we notice the caption, it’s a sign they’re not good quality.” Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite, a series of short podcasts where disabled people explain their impairments, and… Continue Reading Meryl K. Evans talks about being Deaf and caption quality

Duration:00:10:10

Dave Brown talks about low vision and simplicity on the web

10/8/2021
Dave says accessibility comes down to simplicity. And I think there is elegance in simplicity. But so many times we see all the bells and whistles that pop up on a website that people think gives it an elegant beauty or makes it makes it more pleasurable to the eye. What ends up happening is… Continue Reading Dave Brown talks about low vision and simplicity on the web

Duration:00:07:03

Ben Lesh talks about ADHD and reducing “noise”

10/1/2021
Ben Lesh says if you can do your best to actually get the users focus on what matters and kind of limit the noisiness of the other things that would be a big deal for certain folks. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re… Continue Reading Ben Lesh talks about ADHD and reducing “noise”

Duration:00:08:05

Mike Calvo talks about blindness and inclusion

9/28/2021
Mike tells us about automating accessibility: “as a blind consumer, of content, information, whatever, I don’t care where I get it, as long as I get it. Information is what I need.” Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules… Continue Reading Mike Calvo talks about blindness and inclusion

Duration:00:10:12

Thane Pullan talks about switch input and CAPTCHAs

9/22/2021
Thane tells us that CAPTCHAS with time outs are the worse. He types very slowly and sometimes he can’t type the CAPTCHA in time. And the picture ones can be difficult to solve on occasion. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to… Continue Reading Thane Pullan talks about switch input and CAPTCHAs

Duration:00:04:10

Diana van Dulken talks about ADHD and things moving on screen

9/20/2021
Di tells us that to make the web more difficult than it needs to be for disabled people is a shitty thing to do. And it doesn’t reflect well on you. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite.… Continue Reading Diana van Dulken talks about ADHD and things moving on screen

Duration:00:12:03

Default focus outlines: Don’t remove them!

9/17/2021
Multiple accessibility experts discuss the importance of the default focus style. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbites. This one’s a bit different. We have designers and developers talking about why focus outline is important. I want to… Continue Reading Default focus outlines: Don’t remove them!

Duration:00:09:15

Julieanne King talks about age-related reduction in visual acuity

9/13/2021
Julieanne King tells us that super thin, font strokes, really, really skinny lettering, and using like a medium gray font color cause a problem for a lot of users on the web. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules… Continue Reading Julieanne King talks about age-related reduction in visual acuity

Duration:00:06:08

Julieanne King talks about moving content on pages and ADHD

6/25/2021
Julieanne says when she’s information seeking, trying to accomplish a task, movement on the screen, that is not something that she causes to happen or choose to happen can absolutely derail her. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules… Continue Reading Julieanne King talks about moving content on pages and ADHD

Duration:00:07:59

Tori Clark talks about visible labels and Dragon

4/16/2021
Tori points out that using speech input like Dragon Naturally Speaking is hard when there’s no visual label, or the visual label doesn’t match the programmatic label. She also says that developers need to understand that assistive technology users is a category of users that encompass more than just screen reader users. Thanks to Tenon… Continue Reading Tori Clark talks about visible labels and Dragon

Duration:00:10:12

Ted Galanos talks about switch input and the Darcy keyboard

3/30/2021
Ted explains how using switch inputs, such as the Darcy USB keyboard, can take a lot longer than other input methods. He also tells us to properly label and markup interactive elements! Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Thanks to Make It Fable for sponsoring the guest appearance for this episode.… Continue Reading Ted Galanos talks about switch input and the Darcy keyboard

Duration:00:17:04