E34 – Interview with Lainey Feingold – Part 2

Lainey reminds us that accessibility is about people. She also says that every conversation we have about accessibility should mention the United Nations convention on the rights of people with disabilities, the UN CRPD, because that has very, very good language on information technology, on information access as a human right and a civil right.Continue Reading E34 – Interview with Lainey Feingold – Part 2

E33 – Interview with Lainey Feingold – Part 1

Lainey is a disability rights lawyer who has been helping blind people and organizations for the best part of 20 years. She stresses that the right to an accessible website is a civil right. She talks about Structured Negotiations and how it’s a better path to accessibility than lawsuits.Continue Reading E33 – Interview with Lainey Feingold – Part 1

E32 – Interview with Jamie Knight – Part 2

In the second part of this interview, Jamie tells us that we disable our users. It’s our fault, not theirs! And many more super interesting things. Continue Reading E32 – Interview with Jamie Knight – Part 2

E31 – Interview with Jamie Knight – Part 1

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”.Continue Reading E31 – Interview with Jamie Knight – Part 1