Continuing my chat with Beth. We discuss, among other things, accessibility as a coding challenge vs having to meet tight deadlines – and how sometimes developers chose to do things the way they know to meet these deadlines.
Continue Reading E67 – Interview with Beth Raduenzel – Part 2
Beth is an accessibility specialist and a UX interaction designer. She was part of an award winning team at United. She compares acceptance of the need for accessibility as the 5 stages of grief.
Continue Reading E66 – Interview with Beth Raduenzel – Part 1
Marcy tells us that her greatest frustration is that for all of the energy that we put into this all the time it feels like we’re stagnant in terms of accessibility actually getting done. And that it’s hard not to get derailed by that.
Continue Reading E65 – Interview with Marcy Sutton – Part 2
Marcy tells us that it’s important for folks in the accessibility community to listen to developers’ needs. She also states that we ought to be more positive, and to stop making people feel bad about accessibility!
Continue Reading E64 – Interview with Marcy Sutton – Part 1
Eric tells us accessibility shouldn’t be just technical curiosity. It’s about people.
Continue Reading E63 – Interview with Eric Bailey – Part 2
Eric tells us, among other things, that relationship building is a good way to get passed the hostility some people have towards accessibility.
Continue Reading E62 – Interview with Eric Bailey – Part 1
Alex is a developer who has experienced the difference between baking in accessibility from the start compared to trying to retrofit accessibility into an existing project – which leads to a lot of trial and error and wasted time.
Continue Reading E61 – Interview with Alex Brenon
Adrienne McDonnell is a front end developer at Elsevier. She says that knowing how to navigate a site with the keyboard is a fundational skill that all developers should know. She also reflects on the fact that all the accessibility specifications are very dense and can be overwhelming for people new to accessibility.
Continue Reading E60 – Interview with Adrienne McDonnell
John Tubbs is an educator working for about thirty years in the area of high tech, digital education, online learning. He discusses accessibility and accomodations for students with disabilities – a topic we don’t hear enough about. He points out that his team is working towards universal accessible documents that can later be customized, rather than wait students to request accommodations and then scramble to make it happen.
Continue Reading E59 – Interview with John Tubbs