Everyone has a role to play – what’s yours?
Inclusive Design 24 celebrates efforts worldwide to ensure people with disabilities have full and equal access to the web. We invite you to join the celebration and connect with the accessibility community, and learn your role in moving accessibility forward. Together we can take great strides toward making a web for everyone.
To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, The Paciello Group will be holding 24 one-hour webinars on all things accessibility. The sessions range from beginner-to-advanced and are aimed at everyone from executives to web developers. View the schedule below to learn more and sign up now to reserve your spot.
0:00 (0:00 GMT) Mike Paciello These 5 Changes Will Advance Inclusive Design
#ID24 and GAAD are all about user inclusion and common sense accessibility. Come see how 5 changes will ensure that we get there tomorrow...
For 30 years, Mike Paciello, founder and president of The Paciello Group, has pioneered the field of accessible interface design as a technologist, consultant, author and professional speaker. His internationally best-selling book, Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities, remains the definitive standard reference for accessibility design, implementation and usability. In 2006, Mike, along with colleague Jim Tobias, was appointed co-chair to the United States Federal Access Board’s Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). On April 3rd 2008, TEITAC presented a historic series of internationally harmonized recommendations that will bridge the gap between technology and people with disabilities.
1:00 (1:00 GMT) Ted Drake WearAbility: the connection between accessibility and wearable computers
Find out what is possible with wearable computers and accessibility. This presentation will introduce wearable computers and devices and their use as assistive technology. Learn how wearable computers are providing hands free controls and augmenting visual and audio experience.
2:00 (2:00 GMT) Hans Hillen Dealing with High Contrast Mode, Custom Stylesheets, and Icon Fonts
As the Web keeps evolving at a faster pace, accessibility best practices tend to lag behind. Something as basic and fundamental as an accessible image can still turn out to be quite a challenge when popular development techniques seem to move away from traditional HTML images more and more. In this session we will discuss how such changes in web development can negatively affect accessibility, particularly in relation to user personalisation tools such as high contrast mode and custom user stylesheets. Solutions and workarounds for dealing with such issues will be provided.
3:00 (3:00 GMT) Andrew Arch Web accessibility – the Australian experience
Australia adopted WCAG 1.0 in 2000 with great expectations, but the expected improvements were limited. When WCAG 2.0 was released, Australia was again an early adopter, endorsing it as the coordinated Government standard in 2009. The difference with the adoption of WCAG 2.0 was the preparation of national plan for government adoption that has driven extensive activity. Andrew Arch will talk about the Australian Government’s experience with implementing web accessibility – where they’ve come from, where they’re at, and what the future might hold.
4:00 (4:00 GMT) Graeme Coleman Introduction to the Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT)
The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) is a freeware extension for Internet Explorer which enables developers to manually examine web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. This presentation will consist of a live demonstration of some of the common features of the WAT with respect to testing the accessibility of images, navigation, structure, forms, and color contrast. The intended audience is front-end web developers, as well as web accessibility consultants keen to expand their existing toolset.
5:00 (5:00 GMT) Susanna Laurin Why WCAG is not enough
any countries agree that WCAG 2.0 is the minimum requirement of web accessibility. But what does that mean for other target groups than AT-users? Content, language, cognition and touch screens are just a couple of the things that the guidelines do not cover. Where does it lead if the narrow and tech-oriented WCAG is used as the goal instead of the base line?
6:00 ( 6:00 GMT) Armony Altinier AccessiWeb Methodology
Applying accessibility rules in a moving Web requires to use a methodology. In France, the main part of accessibility professionals use the AccessiWeb Methodology, based on a simple principle: one question, only one possible answer. Let's have a look on how it works.
7:00 ( 7:00 GMT) Marco Zehe What modern web apps sound like
Marco zehe demonstrates what modern web apps built with HTML5 and WAI-ARIA sound like to a screen reader user. He demonstrates how the interaction works with some very common web sites like Twitter or Facebook, and gives a glimpse into some more involved ones like Google Drive.
9:00 ( 9:00 GMT) Graham Armfield So How Do I Know if my Website is Accessible?
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (known as WCAG2.0) are a great resource for those building accessible websites. But they can be a bit daunting if you're new to accessibility, or not really technical. This talk sets out a series of yes/no questions that anyone can answer about their own website to get a feel for the level of accessibility. A couple of free and easy to use tools are introduced to help with answering the questions. Whilst the questions don't cover every aspect of web accessibility, if you can answer all these questions correctly, your website is going to be more accessible than many.
10:00 ( 10:00 GMT) Henny Swan Accessibility starts with UX
Henny will take a look at how BBC are turning accessibility - a bolt on developer and accessibility specialist silo - into fluid, integrated, inclusive design. With a goal of making products not just accessible but also fun and engaging for all users, she will spotlight how the needs of disabled users are not so different to that of all users in a world of multiple inputs, platforms and devices.
11:00 ( 11:00 GMT) Mike Gifford The Drupal Accessibility Advantage: It's all about starting with Core
The key strength that Drupal has brought to accessibility is that we've worked to fix problems at the source. Rather than addressing them in a site specific environment we work to fix the defaults so that it will be accessible. In this presentation we'll talk about some of the improvements we centralized and in many ways solved for sites using Drupal. Although the examples are very specific to this one CMS, the general approaches can be adopted by any open source framework.
12:00 (12:00 GMT) Léonie Watson Rock & roll guide to HTML5 & ARIA
Understanding where accessibility fits into the technology stack makes it easier to create robust websites and web applications. In this talk Léonie will look at the relationship between the browser and assistive technologies, at the relationship between HTML5 and ARIA, and walk through some useful HTML5 and ARIA design patterns.
13:00 (13:00 GMT) Char James-Tanny Creating Accessible Documents with Microsoft Word (Windows)
Microsoft Word: The application that typically causes people to cringe and strikes fear into almost everyone who has to use it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When Word is set up in a way that optimizes your workflow, you can create more accessible documents. (And if a Word document is more accessible, then the resulting PDF is more likely to be more accessible.) During this 60-minute demonstration, I will show you how to create accessible documents (along with some tricks to setting up Microsoft Word to make it easier to use).
14:00 (14:00 GMT) Matthew Atkinson Accessibility Grindhouse
This talk covers two different topics... Matthew takes a look at the problems with HTML4 and HTML5 headings, and demonstrates one potential solution that could solve everything. He then explores progressive enhancement and how it can be used to solve one of the biggest challenges he faces as a screen magnification user.
15:00 (15:00 GMT) Steve Faulkner Using the aViewer accessibility object inspection tool
Run through aViewer features and how it can be used to test the accessibility information exposed in web content.
16:00 (16:00 GMT) Marcy Sutton Accessibility of Web Components
Many people are talking about Web Components, a series of new specifications moving through the W3C and into modern browsers. The goals of Web Components include built-in encapsulation, templating and the ability to create your own HTML tags. (<taco-button>, anyone?) Before we create the next generation of soulless <div> tags, however, we should consider the role of semantics in shiny, new technologies. In this talk, Seattle developer Marcy Sutton will get us thinking about web accessibility in a bleeding-edge way to illustrate that accessibility conversations don't have to be boring or old-school.
17:00 (17:00 GMT) Billy Gregory Things I Wish I Knew When I Started in Digital Accessibility
Looking to fast track your journey into accessibility? This fun and informative presentation will include examples from Billy’s experiences in the Digital Accessibility space through all stages of his career, highlighting both his successes and his failures. In addition to Billy’s tips, this talk contains tips from 20+ recognizable voices in the digital accessibility space. Audience participation will be encouraged to give attendees an opportunity to share their own experiences or concerns about entering the digital accessibility space.
18:00 ( 18:00 GMT) Heydon Pickering Current Page Link Solutions
We've come a long way towards web application accessibility with the adoption of technologies like WAI-ARIA. Some things never change, though, and the correct way to identify a link to your current location is still hotly contested. This brief talk will look at various techniques.
19:00(19:00 GMT) Makayla Lewis Like It Or Lump It: An Exploration Of Social Media Change And Its Implications For Users With Motor Impairments
Motor Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Web Accessibility, Social Media and Change Management.
20:00(20:00 GMT) Mark Sadecki HTML5 Canvas Accessibility
Get a bit of history on the struggle to make the HTML5 Canvas element accessible, some exciting news about where Canvas accessibility is today and how you can start using these new features to create accessible, interactive bitmap graphics. Includes a demo of an accessible HTML5 Canvas game.
21:00(21:00 GMT) Sarah Horton Involving People with Disabilities in UX Research
You know accessibility is important and try to follow accessibility guidelines. But how do unlabeled form fields affect user experience? What's the impact of opening a link in a new tab, or resetting focus to a search input field? How can you learn the context for these guidelines and make designs that improve accessible user experience? By including people with disabilities in user research and usability testing. In this webinar you'll learn:
- Ways to include people with disabilities in UX research
- Things to consider when doing usability testing with people with disabilities
- Accessible UX insights from our research activities
22:00(23:00 GMT) Alice Boxhall Accessible Web Components using Polymer
Web Components is a set of upcoming web specifications which will allow web developers to create their own reusable HTML elements. In this talk, I'll demonstrate the techniques we can use for ensuring that these new elements are as accessible as possible, using the Polymer libraries, which provide an interface for creating your own custom elements with a minimum of boilerplate.
23:00(22:00 GMT) Karl Groves Prioritizing Remediation of Accessibility Issues
Once you have a report from an accessibility consultant, automated tool, or your QA team, now what? Not all issues are created equal. This session will discuss the various factors which must be weighed in order to make the most effective use of developer time and effort while also having the best possible results for your users.