Open accessibility
and the web
Steve Lee
Full Measure
OSS Watch
A11yLDN 21 Sep 2010
Copyright © 2010 Full Measure
Licensed...
●Open ...
●...source
●...development
●...content
●...innovation
●...gov
●...accessibility
●Open Web
Open is ....
Low Barriers
To
Entry
Commons
Community
Collaborate
User engagement
Innovate
End users
Supporters
Service providers
Developers
Businesses
Open accessibility
And
the web
Open accessibility
And
the web
Standards
Good practice
Tools
Toolkits
NVDA
Firefox
GNOME
AccessApps
Simon Listens
OpenGazer
GOK / SIMWIN / Caribou
Maavis
Straight-Street
Jambu
Firebug
Dojo
JQuery
Drupal
W3C widgets for UI
Cross platform – mobile
Wookie server
User Testing!
Make the most of it...
Try it out
Share it
Engage – say hi
Report and discuss issues
Contribute something
Fix something
Join
Examples
StudyBar
* Cross browser a11y tools
(similar to BBC)
* Early release
* Southampton Uni
* Initial funding by TechDis
* OSS ...
Straight-street.com
* Mulberry symbol set
* CC BY-SA licence
* Peer reviewed
* Web API
* SVG
* Charity
Maavis
Simple access to media & comms
Dementia, LD, switch users
Easy set up by support
Firefox add-on → web app
Sheffield...
REALISE
* Open innovation in AT
* Users / devs / businesses
* Awareness
* Engagement
* JISC funded pilot
Engage and Enjoy
Open accessibility – why is ‘open’ good for web accessibility?
Open accessibility – why is ‘open’ good for web accessibility?
Open accessibility – why is ‘open’ good for web accessibility?
Open accessibility – why is ‘open’ good for web accessibility?
Open accessibility – why is ‘open’ good for web accessibility?
Open accessibility – why is ‘open’ good for web accessibility?
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  1. 1. Open accessibility and the web Steve Lee Full Measure OSS Watch A11yLDN 21 Sep 2010 Copyright © 2010 Full Measure Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
  2. 2. ●Open ...
  3. 3. ●...source ●...development ●...content ●...innovation ●...gov ●...accessibility
  4. 4. ●Open Web
  5. 5. Open is ....
  6. 6. Low Barriers To Entry
  7. 7. Commons
  8. 8. Community
  9. 9. Collaborate
  10. 10. User engagement
  11. 11. Innovate
  12. 12. End users Supporters Service providers Developers Businesses
  13. 13. Open accessibility And the web
  14. 14. Open accessibility And the web
  15. 15. Standards Good practice Tools Toolkits
  16. 16. NVDA Firefox GNOME AccessApps
  17. 17. Simon Listens OpenGazer GOK / SIMWIN / Caribou Maavis Straight-Street Jambu
  18. 18. Firebug Dojo JQuery Drupal
  19. 19. W3C widgets for UI Cross platform – mobile Wookie server
  20. 20. User Testing!
  21. 21. Make the most of it...
  22. 22. Try it out
  23. 23. Share it
  24. 24. Engage – say hi
  25. 25. Report and discuss issues
  26. 26. Contribute something
  27. 27. Fix something
  28. 28. Join
  29. 29. Examples
  30. 30. StudyBar * Cross browser a11y tools (similar to BBC) * Early release * Southampton Uni * Initial funding by TechDis * OSS Watch
  31. 31. Straight-street.com * Mulberry symbol set * CC BY-SA licence * Peer reviewed * Web API * SVG * Charity
  32. 32. Maavis Simple access to media & comms Dementia, LD, switch users Easy set up by support Firefox add-on → web app Sheffield uni + Barnsley NHS EC funded
  33. 33. REALISE * Open innovation in AT * Users / devs / businesses * Awareness * Engagement * JISC funded pilot
  34. 34. Engage and Enjoy

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