Continue Reading E45 – Interview with Elie Sloïm – Part 1
Val explains how one of her frustrations is that accessibility is a difficult topic to bring up or discuss. She ads that “Accessibility isn’t a weird little pet project – it has real impact on real people”.
Val and I talk about, among other things, animations. Val also points out that approaching accessibility in a positive way is more helpful than scolding people about poor accessibility on their website.
I was speaking about accessibility at PHP[tek], and I spoke to a few of my workshop attendees what they think about accessibility.
In the second part of my discussion with Margaret, she tells us she thinks there are both external and internal factors explaining why people fail to implement accessibility. In a nutshell: Needing buy-in from the leadership, and then people thinking they can figure it all out on their own.
I’m talking with Margaret Staples, a developer evangelist at Twilio, who has been working hard at spreading the message about the importance of accessibility. A self-taught programmer, she says that the resources about accessibility are sometimes difficult to find, being scattered in many places.
To highlight Global Awareness Accessibility Day, I had a wonderful panel discussion with four people involved in accessibility: Jillian Fortin, CB Averitt, Nat Tarnoff, and Rian Riedveld
Continuing my talk with Sharron Rush. She quotes John Slatin who said that creating alt text isn’t a technical thing – it’s an art form.
This week, I’m speaking with Sharron Rush, the founder and Director of Knowbility. She’s particularly proud of having raised awareness about accessibility over the last 2+ decades. And she wishes the accessibility community approached accessibility less from a compliance perspective and more from a human perspective.
In the final part of my chat with Jason Scott, he talks to us a little bit about the accessibility of archive.org.