E37 – Interview with Jason Scott – Part 1

I’m talking with Jason Scott, a “Free Range Archivist” at the Internet Archive. He’s worked at textfiles.com and is a documentary maker. He says he “basically tries to get out there and talk to people about old stuff”. Continue Reading E37 – Interview with Jason Scott – Part 1

E36 – Interview with Eric Eggert – Part 2

Among other things, Eric points out that you have to start implementing accessibility at some point, why not from the start? Don’t give up on implementing as much accessibility as you can because it might be too difficult to implement 100%Continue Reading E36 – Interview with Eric Eggert – Part 2

E35 – Interview with Eric Eggert – Part 1

Eric is a W3C fellow and works at Knowbility. He also teaches accessibility at university. He tells us about his work and the redesign of the WAI site to make things easier to find and understand.Continue Reading E35 – Interview with Eric Eggert – Part 1

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

E30 – Interview with Glenda Sims – Part 2

Glenda speaks of the importance of mentoring “fresh blood” in the accessibility field. She also explains how she gets frustrated by accessibility going forward two steps, and backwards one step.

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E29 – Interview with Glenda Sims – Part 1

Glenda Sims is Deque’s lead of Accessibility Methodology Practice and Quality. She has been doing digital accessibility since before 2000, and it’s her passion. She used to say she was the self-appointed accessibility Godess!Continue Reading E29 – Interview with Glenda Sims – Part 1