I’m talking with Jamie Knight, an autistic developer at the BBC. One of the things that I loved was Jamie saying that “At the BBC, we don’t make it accessible because of the number of people that need it, we do it because it’s the right think to do”. We also make reference to the … Continue reading "E31 – Interview with Jamie Knight – Part 1"
Glenda Sims is Deque’s lead of Accessibility Methodology Practice and Quality. She has been doing digital accessibility since before 2000, and it’s her passion. She used to say she was the self-appointed accessibility Godess!
Kris Anne Kinney works as an accessibility specialist for Educational Testing Services, a company that is a leader in assessments. The importance of accessibility in online testing can’t be understated. Kris Anne tells us a little bit about the challenges of going from paper-based to online assessments.
This is the second part of my chat with Jon Gibbins. He suggests that the ever increasing speed of new technologies, hardware and software also increases the risk of accessibility being forgotten or left behind in the shuffle.
I had a most interesting conversation with Andrea Skeries, a front end web developer and designer. Her goal is to spread accessibility like a virus! She also tells us, among other things, that we aren’t going to understand the user experience of our product until we get users with disabilities to do testing.
Continuing my conversation with Jeffrey Zeldman. Among other things, Jeffrey talks about how accessibility needs to be baked in from the very start, and how retrofitting accessibility into a project just doesn’t work.
Talking with Carie Fisher, a developer and accessibility specialist that has been involved with Drupal for many years. Carie thinks that while Drupal has been a bit slow to adapt to an accessibility mindset, the tide has changed.
Billy Gregory, who works with The Paciello Group as Director of Training, talks to us about accessibility, and, among other things, tells us that we shouldn’t worry about accessibility laws or regulations. Instead, we should worry about whether or not people can stay in touch and do all the same things that we can do.
Second part of my interview with Vasilis, in which he tells us that he’s painted his car with a special paint which means his kids can draw on the car! And of course, we speak about accessibility some more.
This week, I talk with Vasilis van Gemert, a “reformed” front-end developer at a large agency who now teaches digital product designs to the next generation of designers and developers. He has a strong focus on accessibility.
The second part of my chat with Mark Palmer. Mark talks about the importance of the semantic web and how developers should learn how to write good HTML, how a lack of understanding is a barrier to accessibility and the importance of user research.
Interview with Mark Palmer, an accessibility consultant who works as part of the User Experience team in a large public sector organization in the UK. Mark and I talk about the importance of building awareness and education for developers, designers, and everyone involved in web development. We also discuss how difficult it can be to … Continue reading "E09 – Interview with Mark Palmer – Part 1"
Continuing our conversation with Sina Bahram. He discusses what’s coming in the next 3 to 15 years in terms of automation, the fact that we don’t really have an accessibility problem, we have an awareness problem, and new avant-garde tooks must be accessible.