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E53 – Interview with Nic Steenhout – Part 1

8/16/2018
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In a role reversal, for the first episode of the second year of the show – I’m the one being interviewed 🙂 Léonie Watson was kind enough to chat with me. It was fun to be on the other side of things 🙂 Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure… Continue Reading E53 – Interview with Nic Steenhout – Part 1

Duration:00:26:36

E52 – Interview with Eric Meyer – Part 2

8/9/2018
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Eric says that accessibility “is a foundational principle of the web. Like literally the web is built on accessibility. The original specs don’t necessarily call it that, but that’s an organizing principle of the web. And to try to ignore it or overcome it is a lot like trying to paddle upstream”. Thanks to Twilio… Continue Reading E52 – Interview with Eric Meyer – Part 2

Duration:00:26:52

E51 – Interview with Eric Meyer – Part 1

8/2/2018
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Eric talks about accessibility, of course, and semantics, and frameworks, and more! The web prioritises ubiquity over consistency and a lot of these– there have been a lot of attempts to prioritise consistency over ubiquity. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a look at: Their blog: https://www.twilio.com/blog… Continue Reading E51 – Interview with Eric Meyer – Part 1

Duration:00:31:16

E50 – Interview with Bri Norton – Part 2

7/26/2018
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Continuing my conversation with Bri Norton. She reminds us that making accessible sites is good for people with disabilities, but it’s also good for our future selves who may have impairments in the future! 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… Continue Reading E50 – Interview with Bri Norton – Part 2

Duration:00:22:34

E02 – Entrevue avec Elie Sloïm – 2e partie

7/23/2018
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Voici la deusièmme partie de l’entrevue avec Elie Sloïm. Mais avant de passer à l’entrevue, un petit mot pour vous présenter mes excuses. L’implémentation du podcast en français implique bien plus de petites roues que prévu dans l’engrenage et nécéssitera la création d’un site séparé. Donc, pour il faut passer outre les problèmes de changement… Continue Reading E02 – Entrevue avec Elie Sloïm – 2e partie

Duration:00:25:53

E49 – Interview with Bri Norton – Part 1

7/19/2018
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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/ Show notes Australian Digital Transformation Agency. OZeWAI conference. Sydney Olympic website lawsuit. Transcript Nic: Welcome to the A11y Rules podcast. You’re listening to episode 49. I’m… Continue Reading E49 – Interview with Bri Norton –...

Duration:00:25:11

E01 – Entrevue avec Elie Sloïm – 1ère partie

7/14/2018
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Dans ce premier épisode du podcast en français, je discutte d’accessibilité et de qualité avec Elie Sloïm. Mais avant de passer à l’entrevue, un petit mot pour vous présenter mes excuses. L’implémentation du podcast en français implique bien plus de petites roues que prévu dans l’engrenage et nécéssitera la création d’un site séparé. Donc, pour… Continue Reading E01 – Entrevue avec Elie Sloïm – 1ère partie

Duration:00:26:35

E48 – Interview with Laura Kalbag – Part 2

7/12/2018
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In this second part of my chat with Laura Kalbag, she tells us that there’s no conventional wisdom about accessibility. She also suggests that if we pick an “easy win”, it’ll often be at the detriment of other accessibility needs. Thanks to Twilio for sponsoring the transcript for this episode. Make sure you have a… Continue Reading E48 – Interview with Laura Kalbag – Part 2

Duration:00:29:42

E47 – Interview with Laura Kalbag – Part 1

7/5/2018
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Today, I’m speaking with Laura Kalbag, a designer and author who focuses on accessibility. She says we shouldn’t ignore accessibility just because it can be hard. 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 E47 – Interview with Laura Kalbag – Part 1

Duration:00:26:29

E46 – Interview with Elie Sloïm – Part 2

6/28/2018
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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 Nic: Welcome to the Accessibility Rules Podcast. You’re listening to Episode 46. I’m Nic Steenhout, and I talk with people involved in one way or… Continue Reading E46 – Interview with Elie Sloïm – Part 2

Duration:00:23:32

E45 – Interview with Elie Sloïm – Part 1

6/21/2018
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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 Nic: Welcome to the Accessibility Rules podcast. You’re listening to Episode 45. I’m Nic Steenhout and I talk with people involved in one way or… Continue Reading E45 – Interview with Elie Sloïm – Part 1

Duration:00:26:20

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

5/17/2018
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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