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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

Julia Ferraioli talks about contrast and parralax

12/21/2020
Julia Ferraioli says if you’re already dealing with blurry vision, making something blurry bigger, isn’t necessarily going to help that much. 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 people with disabilities explain… Continue Reading Julia Ferraioli talks about contrast and parralax

Duration:00:07:16

Michael Ausbun talks about blindness and ARIA live regions

12/11/2020
Michael thinks the most important thing that we fail to do on a daily basis is talking with people with disabilities or talking with the users in general. Transcript Nic Hi. I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite a series of short podcasts where people with disabilities explain their impairments, and… Continue Reading Michael Ausbun talks about blindness and ARIA live regions

Duration:00:09:26

Alex Umstead discusses autism, flickering screens, and keyboard use

12/8/2020
Alex points out that if we make processes more complex for users, they aren’t likely to be able to finish things, or complete them properly. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. And you’re listening to the accessibility rules soundbite a series of short podcasts where people with disabilities explain their impairments, what barriers they encounter… Continue Reading Alex Umstead discusses autism, flickering screens, and keyboard use

Duration:00:06:40

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020 Special

5/21/2020
Global Awareness Accessibility Day 2020! This is the third year I’m having a special episode for this event. I started with panel discussions for the day – and was planning on keeping that up. However, technical issues limited our ability to come together and have an actual discussion. So I got my guests to record… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020 Special

Duration:00:37:18

E097 – Interview with Joe Devon – Part 2

4/30/2020
Joe Devon says the one thing people should remember about accessibility is that building great products is about listening to your user. And if you are not making your products accessible, you are not paying attention to your users. Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework… Continue Reading E097 – Interview with Joe Devon – Part 2

Duration:00:20:06

E096 – Interview with Joe Devon – Part 1

4/23/2020
Joe Devon tells us that lot of accessibility is knowing the culture and different communities that view it differently. Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework that builds performance into every website by leveraging the latest web technologies. Create blazing fast, compelling apps and websites without… Continue Reading E096 – Interview with Joe Devon – Part 1

Duration:00:26:59

E095 – Interview with Devon Persing – Part 2

4/3/2020
Devon Persing and I talk a little bit about burnout in the web accessibility industry. Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework that builds performance into every website by leveraging the latest web technologies. Create blazing fast, compelling apps and websites without needing to become a… Continue Reading E095 – Interview with Devon Persing – Part 2

Duration:00:29:59

E094 – Interview with Devon Persing – Part 1

3/27/2020
Devon Persing tells us that the compliance model doesn’t capture the whole picture of accessibility. And it feels like a separate thing from design/dev work. Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework that builds performance into every website by leveraging the latest web technologies. Create blazing… Continue Reading E094 – Interview with Devon Persing – Part 1

Duration:00:28:04

Shell Little talks about cognitive impairments and moving content

3/6/2020
Shell Little tells us that designing for the extremes may be othering to people with disabilities. Think inclusive design instead. Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. You’re listening to the Accessibility Rules Soundbite, a series of short podcasts where people with disabilities explain their impairments,… Continue Reading Shell Little talks about cognitive impairments and moving content

Duration:00:09:31

E093 – Interview with Tony Coelho – Part 2

3/5/2020
Congressman Tony Coelho tells us that people with disabilities must have the right to fail. Without failure you can’t learn from the mistake. Without failure there’s no growth. Without a right to fail, your growth is stunted. Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework that builds… Continue Reading E093 – Interview with Tony Coelho – Part 2

Duration:00:23:47

JL Sorak talks about dyslexia and how sites handle mistakes

2/27/2020
JL tells us about sites that don’t make it easy to avoid mistakes, and don’t handle mistakes well, make it hard for folks who are dyslexic. 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… Continue Reading JL Sorak talks about dyslexia and how sites handle mistakes

Duration:00:07:03

E092 – Interview with Tony Coelho – Part 1

2/26/2020
Congressman Tony Coelho talks about his life with a disability, his journey of working for the People, and how he introduced the ADA. Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework that builds performance into every website by leveraging the latest web technologies. Create blazing fast, compelling… Continue Reading E092 – Interview with Tony Coelho – Part 1

Duration:00:24:26

Devon Persing talks about depression and brain fog

2/21/2020
Devon tells us how depression can cause brain fog and it impacts everything she does 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 Soundbite, a series of short podcasts where people with disabilities explain their impairments and… Continue Reading Devon Persing talks about depression and brain fog

Duration:00:04:49

Patrick Burke talks about headings and screen readers

2/20/2020
Patrick tells us that having headings that describe the content on the page is critical for screen reader users. He feels proper hierarchy is nice, but not as important. 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… Continue Reading Patrick Burke talks about headings and screen readers

Duration:00:12:28

E091- Interview with Emily Lewis – Part 2

8/27/2019
Emily Lewis said: Accessibility is not about screen readers or keyboard navigation or code. It’s about people. And them being able to access information and resources, community… all of it Thanks to Gatsby for being a sponsor of the show. Gatsby is a modern website framework that builds performance into every website by leveraging the… Continue Reading E091- Interview with Emily Lewis – Part 2

Duration:00:33:36

E088 – Interview with Amberley Romo – Part 1

8/7/2019
Amberley defines web accessibility as “building for the web in ways that ensure it’s usable by everyone. There aren’t barriers to use for anyone. So, I would say it’s about digital equal access, kind of along the same lines as physical equal access. So, just putting people at the center of building for the web.”… Continue Reading E088 – Interview with Amberley Romo – Part 1

Duration:00:39:41

Sveta Kouznetsova talks about the importance of transcripts and captions

7/10/2019
Sveta tells us “We are often told that bad captions are better than nothing, but they cause cognitive dissonance for us [deaf folks].” Thanks to Tenon for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Transcript Nic: Hi, I’m Nic Steenhout. You’re listening to the Accessibility Rules Soundbite, a series of short podcasts where people with disabilities… Continue Reading Sveta Kouznetsova talks about the importance of transcripts and captions

Duration:00:08:11

E086 – Interview with Christopher Schmitt – Part 1

7/9/2019
Christopher says that for someone who likes Design so much, he didn’t realize how important good color contrast was, and how bad color contrast issues are. 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/… Continue Reading E086 – Interview with Christopher Schmitt – Part 1

Duration:00:23:44

E085 – Interview with Jessica Ivins – Part 2

6/22/2019
Jessica suggests that accessibility is a competitive advantage. The more people can use your product, the more likely they are to spend money on it. 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 E085 – Interview with Jessica Ivins – Part 2

Duration:00:22:18

E084 – Interview with Jessica Ivins – Part 1

6/14/2019
Jessica and I ponder whether low-literacy could be considered a disability, and regardless of the answer, that factor needs to be taken into account when designing sites and content. 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… Continue Reading E084 – Interview with Jessica Ivins – Part 1

Duration:00:25:43