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

Android Accessibility APIs

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

[Video] Blind TalkBack Accessibility IS NOT Inclusive Design

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Our mobile accessibility expert, Chris McMeeking, will address a design feature he has been seeing recently. He will address why it has good intentions, but how it is inherently inaccessible for anyone who has a disability and isn't a blind talkback user. Below is a transcript of the video, the video also has timed captions. Enjoy! Introduction Hello, my name is Chris McMeeking, I am… Continue Reading [Video] Blind TalkBack Accessibility IS NOT Inclusive Design

Accessible Emergency Weather Apps and Emergency Preparedness Tips

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As the United States is in the midst of hurricane season, it is very hard to see what people are going through in Texas, Georgia, and soon to be Florida and not view these disasters with twinges of empathetic pain. My intention is for this blog post to be a resource of emergency preparedness best practices for people with disabilities, especially those who live in… Continue Reading Accessible Emergency Weather Apps and Emergency Preparedness Tips

Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

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In this post, accessibility evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton explores how to scale accessibility with WorldSpace Attest, which helps catch accessibility issues early on in the development process. Marcy demonstrates how to use Attest with a walk-through of a typical front front-end integration testing workflow, with step-by step instructions on how to use the tool. Continue Reading Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

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