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E44 – Interview with Val Head – Part 2

6/14/2018
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Val explains how one of her frustrations is that accessibility is a difficult topic to bring up or discuss. She ads that “Accessibility isn’t a weird little pet project – it has real impact on real people”. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a look at: Their… Continue Reading E44 – Interview with Val Head – Part 2

Duration:00:20:18

E43 – Interview with Val Head – Part 1

6/7/2018
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Val and I talk about, among other things, animations. Val also points out that approaching accessibility in a positive way is more helpful than scolding people about poor accessibility on their website. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a look at: Their blog: https://www.twilio.com/blog Their channel on… Continue Reading E43 – Interview with Val Head – Part 1

Duration:00:26:05

PHP[tek] 2018 Special

6/2/2018
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I was speaking about accessibility at PHP[tek], and I spoke to a few of my workshop attendees what they think about accessibility. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a look at: Their blog: https://www.twilio.com/blog Their channel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/twilio Diversity event tickets: https://go.twilio.com/margaret/ TranscriptNic: Welcome to… Continue Reading PHP[tek] 2018 Special

Duration:00:17:57

Ian Littman talks about orange and zoom restrictions

6/1/2018
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Ian, a developer, tells us how some color combinations, notably orange and grey, can make content disappear for him. He also explains how restricting zoom on mobile pages mean he can’t read the content on those pages. Transcript Nic: Hi. I’m Nic Steenhout. You’re listening to the A11y Rules Soundbite, a series of short podcasts… Continue Reading Ian Littman talks about orange and zoom restrictions

Duration:00:06:13

E42 – Interview with Margaret Staples – Part 2

5/31/2018
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In the second part of my discussion with Margaret, she tells us she thinks there are both external and internal factors explaining why people fail to implement accessibility. In a nutshell: Needing buy-in from the leadership, and then people thinking they can figure it all out on their own. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the… Continue Reading E42 – Interview with Margaret Staples – Part 2

Duration:00:27:59

E41 – Interview with Margaret Staples – Part 1

5/24/2018
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I’m talking with Margaret Staples, a developer evangelist at Twilio, who has been working hard at spreading the message about the importance of accessibility. A self-taught programmer, she says that the resources about accessibility are sometimes difficult to find, being scattered in many places. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make… Continue Reading E41 – Interview with Margaret Staples – Part 1

Duration:00:26:22

Michelle McQuigge tells us why she can’t do her job without alt text

5/22/2018
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Michelle McQuigge is a blind reporter with the Canadian Press. Many organizations do press release with images of text on Twitter, making her job impossible. She also wishes designers and developers to know that if you don’t implement accessibility, you’re going to lose big! Transcript Nic: Hi. I’m Nic Steenhout. You’re listening to the Accessibility… Continue Reading Michelle McQuigge tells us why she can’t do her job without alt text

Duration:00:08:51

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 Special

5/16/2018
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To highlight Global Awareness Accessibility Day, I had a wonderful panel discussion with four people involved in accessibility: Jillian Fortin, CB Averitt, Nat Tarnoff, and Rian Riedveld Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a look at: Their blog: https://www.twilio.com/blog Their channel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/twilio Diversity event tickets:… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 Special

Duration:00:38:13

E40 – Interview with Sharron Rush – Part 2

5/10/2018
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Continuing my talk with Sharron Rush. She quotes John Slatin who said that creating alt text isn’t a technical thing – it’s an art form. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a look at: Their blog: https://www.twilio.com/blog Their channel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/twilio Diversity event tickets: https://go.twilio.com/margaret/ Transcript… Continue Reading E40 – Interview with Sharron Rush – Part 2

Duration:00:27:33

E39 – Interview with Sharron Rush – Part 1

5/3/2018
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This week, I’m speaking with Sharron Rush, the founder and Director of Knowbility. She’s particularly proud of having raised awareness about accessibility over the last 2+ decades. And she wishes the accessibility community approached accessibility less from a compliance perspective and more from a human perspective.

Duration:00:26:02

Taylor Hunt speaks about the impact of ADHD

4/27/2018
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Talking with Taylor Hunt, who calls himself a webspinner and a lapsed artist. He has ADHD and tells us about the impact of animations and no underlines on links.

Duration:00:08:26

E38 – Interview with Jason Scott – Part 2

4/26/2018
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n the final part of my chat with Jason Scott, he talks to us a little bit about the accessibility of archive.org.

Duration:00:33:08

E37 – Interview with Jason Scott – Part 1

4/19/2018
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I’m talking with Jason Scott, a “Free Range Archivist” at the Internet Archive. He’s worked at textfiles.com and is a documentary maker. He says he “basically tries to get out there and talk to people about old stuff”.

Duration:00:30:48

E36 – Interview with Eric Eggert – Part 2

4/13/2018
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Among other things, Eric points out that you have to start implementing accessibility at some point, why not from the start? Don’t give up on implementing as much accessibility as you can because it might be too difficult to implement 100%

Duration:00:28:06

Kirsty Major talks about using a screen reader to navigate the web

4/9/2018
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Talking with Kirsty Major, who is an online English teacher who specializes in business English for adults. In her spare time, whatever she has of it, she runs Unseen Beauty, a beauty and lifestyle blog from the perspective of someone who’s blind. Kirsty has two blogs, two podcasts, and she’s working on her second book.… Continue Reading Kirsty Major talks about using a screen reader to navigate the web

Duration:00:08:25

E35 – Interview with Eric Eggert – Part 1

4/5/2018
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Eric is a W3C fellow and works at Knowbility. He also teaches accessibility at university. He tells us about his work and the redesign of the WAI site to make things easier to find and understand.

Duration:00:34:34

Desi Mazdur speaks about searching web pages with speech recognition software

3/30/2018
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Desi Mazdur talks to us about having RSI and relying on speech recognition software to navigate the web.

Duration:00:09:03

E34 – Interview with Lainey Feingold – Part 2

3/29/2018
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Lainey reminds us that accessibility is about people. She also says that every conversation we have about accessibility should mention the United Nations convention on the rights of people with disabilities, the UN CRPD, because that has very, very good language on information technology, on information access as a human right and a civil right.

Duration:00:35:14

E33 – Interview with Lainey Feingold – Part 1

3/22/2018
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Lainey is a disability rights lawyer who has been blind people and organizations for the best part of 20 years. She stresses that the right to an accessible website is a civil right. She talks about Structured Negotiations and how it’s a better path to accessibility than lawsuits.

Duration:00:29:43

E32 – Interview with Jamie Knight – Part 2

3/15/2018
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In the second part of this interview, Jamie tells us that we disable our users. It’s our fault, not theirs! And many more super interesting things.

Duration:00:43:40