Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

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Here we are on a quest to answer the question "What is WCAG 2.1?" My intention is to address this in a few posts. You might find some added context in my first post about the history of WCAG.  As a contributor to W3C's Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, helping to craft the next version of WCAG 2.1. let's talk more here about what to expect… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

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What is WCAG 2.1? Ooo that's an exciting question. I'd like to address it in parts if you don't mind. My name is Glenda "The Goodwitch" Sims and I've been in the field of accessibility since before 2000. Right now, I have the great privilege of being an active member of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C. That's what I do as a… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

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In last week's video, I forecasted that I would wrap-up the three-part series on Android Accessibility APIs and build my own version of how to properly make a layout accessibility focusable. However, I have been traveling to accessibility camps and have not had the time to code this example. So instead, this week I will answer a question I had seen come up in my previous webinar… Continue Reading Intro to the Accessibility Inspector Tool for iOS Native Apps

[Video] Android Accessibility APIs – How a Google+ Post is Implemented

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Let's talk about native Android accessibility. If you watched my video from last week, I chose Google Plus as our sample application and reflected on the good and bad of the Google Plus single post layout as it affects accessibility. This week, let's a bit more about how they accomplished this result. Going forward into next week, we'll wrap up with an account of how you… Continue Reading [Video] Android Accessibility APIs – How a Google+ Post is Implemented

Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

Building a core accessibility team is often a major difference in the success or failure of many accessibility initiatives. I've seen accessibility champions break under the pressure of attacking this alone. Building a core accessibility team won't be without its challenges, but focusing on the design of your core accessibility team it will help you break down the accessibility challenge into digestible pieces and it… Continue Reading Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

An Interview with OpenAIR – Web Accessibility Rally

  On Wednesday, September 13th, we interviewed Jayne Cravens, long-time OpenAIR advocate who is now the Non-Profit Organizer and Recruiter and CB Averitt, an experienced mentor with the program. OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs participating teams of web developers and designers with registered non-profits looking to create or improve their website. We met with the organizer and long-time mentor of the event to… Continue Reading An Interview with OpenAIR – Web Accessibility Rally

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