I had a most interesting conversation with Andrea Skeries, a front end web developer and designer. Her goal is to spread accessibility like a virus! She also tells us, among other things, that we aren’t going to understand the user experience of our product until we get users with disabilities to do testing.
Continue Reading E23 – Interview with Andrea Skeries – Part 1
Continuing my conversation with Jeffrey Zeldman. Among other things, Jeffrey talks about how accessibility needs to be baked in from the very start, and how retrofitting accessibility into a project just doesn’t work.
Continue Reading E22 – Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman – Part 2
This week, I had the luck and great pleasure to talk with Jeffrey Zeldman, who probably needs no introduction but who refers to himself as a “web designer who’s been interested in inclusive design for a very long time.
Continue Reading E21 – Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman – Part 1
In the second part of my conversation with Carie Fisher, she expresses that one of her frustrations with web accessibility is that people haven’t “quite adapted to the idea of web accessibility”. She also says that as a community, we all have an important role to play, whether we are newcomers to accessibility or have been doing web accessibility longer than some newcomers have been alive!
Continue Reading E20 – Interview with Carie Fisher – Part 2
Talking with Carie Fisher, a developer and accessibility specialist that has been involved with Drupal for many years. Carie thinks that while Drupal has been a bit slow to adapt to an accessibility mindset, the tide has changed.
Continue Reading E19 – Interview with Carie Fisher – Part 1
Billy Gregory, who tried being a rock star, and a wrestling star, tells us that one thing people don’t realize about web accessibility is how great the accessibility community is.
Continue Reading E18 – Interview with Billy Gregory – Part 2
Billy Gregory, who works with The Paciello Group as Director of Training, talks to us about accessibility, and, among other things, tells us that we shouldn’t worry about accessibility laws or regulations. Instead, we should worry about whether or not people can stay in touch and do all the same things that we can do.
Continue Reading E17 – Interview with Billy Gregory – Part 1
Continuing the conversation with Makoto Ueki. This week we talk about certification and accessibility conferences. Makoto tells us that the greatest challenge for accessibility going forward is that WCAG 2.0 is incredibly difficult to understand.
Continue Reading E16 – Interview with Makoto Ueki – Part 2
I’m talking with Makoto Ueki, a Japanese accessility consultant who is quite involved with the W3C, and is a regular speaker on the accessibility conference circuit.
Continue Reading E15 – Interview with Makoto Ueki – Part 1
This week, we continue the conversation with Arthur Gouveia. Just as exciting as last week!
One of the things that many people talk about is the idea that the word “accessibility” is passé. Arthur doesnt’necessarily agree. He thinks that changing the word to describe what we do won’t fix anything, it’ll create the same stresses we’re finding now.
Continue Reading E14 – Interview with Arthur Gouveia – Part 2