I had a great time at Accessing Higher Ground. The weather was beautiful, despite the snow on the ground. In fact, the lake near the Westin in Westminster was frozen around the edges (and people had been walking on it!), but still liquid in the middle! I ran three presentations and one lab for Accessing
Mobile and accessibility – my presentation at the Future of Web Design in New York
New York is definitely the city that never sleeps. For those in Melbourne, think Chadstone during late-night Christmas shopping. All the time. Everywhere. It’s exhausting. I ran my mobile and accessibility session at the Future of Web Design yesterday. It was a great conference and I learnt a lot. You can download my accessible PowerPoint
Prioritising web accessibility during the build of a web site
I have recently run a seminar on prioritising web accessibility during the build of a web site for both DrupalGov and Joomla Day Sydney. You can download the slides for Prioritising web accessibility in the build of a web site from Prezentt. I have highlighted the main issues I covered in this blog post. For more information, have a look at our Services section on Accessibility testing during the web development lifecycle.
Presentation for dev/world: Mobile and accessibility
You can download my ‘Mobile and accessibility’ presentation and associated links from Prezentt.
I spoke at dev/world on Tuesday about mobile and accessibility. I focused mostly on mobile apps and found some great examples of #ThingsNotToDo.
WordCamp Sydney – PDFs and accessibility
I’m waiting for my flight back to Melbourne after a very interesting WordCamp Sydney. I met some great people and learnt some interesting things.
You can download my presentation and associated links and documents from Prezentt. Most of the speaker slides are also available on the WordCamp Sydney web site.
We’re likely going to be doing the transcribing, captioning and audio descriptions too, so stay tuned!
CAPTCHA: How to do it right (ie. don’t use CAPTCHA!)
Not convinced that CAPTCHAs are inaccessible? Read Part 1 – CAPTCHAs: Inaccessible to everyone.
Although WCAG2 does allow for CAPTCHAs, there are much more accessible alternatives.
Did someone say map?
My next post for GovHack is accessible maps. Now at a later date, have a look at OzWiki: Interactive Maps factsheets. But for now, I know you’re all busy, so I’ll summarise it for you. The important things you need to do to make a map accessible is: Providing a long description of the map
Design and accessibility – use of colour
Apologies to all the GovHackers! I meant to post this yesterday, but was struck down with a migraine. I hope it’s not too late! Colour contrast The most important thing to remember when it comes to designing an accessible web site, app or interface is colour contrast. This is the kind of thing that needs