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    Your CMS is an accessibility assistant!

    by Hidde de Vries

    recorded on July 07, 2021

    Your CMS plays a decisive part in creating accessible content, suggest the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). Whenever a content designer creates content, the CMS could help with the accessibility of it. For instance, when a designer drops in an image, the CMS could point to the ideal text alternative or calculate the consequences for color contrast. In this talk, you will learn more about what ATAG is and how, with ATAG in mind, CMSes can personally assist content editors on their way to a more accessible website.

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    When and how to use the `<section>` element

    by Martin Underhill

    recorded on May 05, 2021

    What on earth is a `<section>` element actually for? How do we use it properly? In what ways is `<section>` different to other elements like `<article>` and `<main>`? The answer lies with assistive technologies like screen reader software, and Martin is here to explain all.

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    Usability: the nexus of accessibily and design

    by Kevin Kalahiki

    recorded on November 04, 2020

    As a developer, this scenario might sound familiar: You are puzzling over a design, trying to figure out that perfect combination of semantic markup and ARIA you'll need to build it. You spend hours on it but the deeper you get, the more you ask yourself, “Does this thing that I’m building even make sense?” You go to the designer to talk it through but end up in an uncomfortable conversation where you’re pretty sure that neither of you understood where the other was coming from. If Accessibility is the practice of designing and building things that can be used by everyone then Accessibility has to be present in the design before it can be built. And what you might not know is that everything you already know about Accessibility can be used as a way to talk about the troubled parts of a design in a way that designers understand. Accessibility and Design are like two languages that share a common root: Usability. In this episode I’ll talk about some common issues and how you can bring them up with your design partners in ways that you’ll both understand.**

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    ARIA Serious?

    by Eric Eggert

    recorded on October 02, 2019

    Knowbility's Eric Eggert discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly of using Accessible Rich Internet Applications for coding and how important it is for developers to understand the complexities of ARIA before showing it off in the cleverly titled, "ARIA Serious?".

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    Data Verbalization

    by Doug Schepers

    recorded on September 04, 2019

    In this episode, SVG and dataviz expert Doug Schepers wants to let you know that data visualization doesn't have to be visual! Don't assume that a chart or diagram can't be made accessible. In this talk, you'll learn how the brain processes data visualizations, how we can leverage this to work with other senses, and tips and best practices for making complex graphical content available to all. We'll also offer a direct comparisonon different tools and software that make it easy to accessibilify your diagrams.

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    What makes an accessible card?

    by Rian Rietveld

    recorded on August 07, 2019

    What makes an accessible card? In this August 2019 edition, Rian Rietveld discusses the considerations for creating an accessible card from the basics of construction through title, thumbnail, date, excerpt, tags, categories and read more link.

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    Performance and the Accessibility Tree

    by Eric Bailey

    recorded on July 03, 2019

    Accessibility is a practice that touches on many aspects of good web design and development, including performance. In this talk, Boston based designer Eric Bailey highlights opportunities and techniques to improve your website or web app's performance by embracing an accessible, inclusive mindset.

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    Dark Adventures in Mobile Accessibility

    by Shell Little

    recorded on April 03, 2019

    Shell explains why the mobile space is so difficult to work in and provides concrete examples of things that would technically pass in WCAG, but are really bad experience for users with various disabilities with a focus on cognitive disabilities.

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    PDF/UA and WCAG 2.1: Always Complimentary

    by Adam Spencer

    recorded on February 06, 2019

    One of the greatest misconceptions in the world of document accessibility is, "my document needs to be WCAG compliant." Adam Spencer explores the similarities, differences and language that needs to be understood when making PDF documents accessible and compliant for PDF/UA.

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    Accessibility Mechanics

    by Jared Smith

    recorded on January 02, 2019

    Jared Smith, Associate Director of WebAIM, discusses the interplay between page content (including ARIA), browser parsing/rendering, accessibility APIs, and assistive technology - something that is increasingly important for developers to have a sense of when implementing and testing accessibility.

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    Single switch usability.

    by Thomas Logan

    recorded on December 05, 2018

    Thomas Logan, founder and CEO of Equal Entry, discusses single switch usability and its applications across technology, specificially the Google Song Maker app.

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    Making custom selects accessible.

    by Gerard Cohen

    recorded on November 07, 2018

    "But that's impossible," you might say! They're too hard to make accessible, just use a native select! Well, that's all true but that didn't stop Gerard from trying & not just for the sake of styling, but to provide a better UX. Find out how he did it!