Accessihacking
   How I got my mashup
      groove back.


Christian Heilmann, BarCamp 4, London, May 2008
The once enticing and
 amazing world of mashups
and ethical hacking started to
          bore me.
I’ve seen a lot and a lot of
        repetition.
Random data on maps.
Seemingly useful data from
other sources next to the one
  I was really interested in.
My music with my photos.
... and so on.
It was all a bit like déja vu.
It was all a bit like déja vu.
The problem?
None of this made any
 difference to the world
around me or actually my
        own life.
Then something cool
    happened.
Social
  innovatio
      n


http://sicamp.org/
Find real world problems and
      mix those with the
    enthusiasm of ethical
           hacking.
Instead of struggling to find
problems to solve, geeks got
  them delivered to them.
One entry especially got me
     very interested.
I was especially fascinated by
     enabled by design.



    http://enabled.sicamp.org/
Enabled by design takes
 something people are very
 fascinated about – product
design – and marries it with a
    need of ...
That made me wonder about
other things that can be done
          that way.
Luckily there is a whole new
 market flourishing – social
     entrepreneurship.
• The catalyst awards


  http://ukcatalystawards.org/
It is time not to “scratch the
    developer’s itch” but to
tackle real problems with our
    hacking kung-foo skills.
So what am I doing?
Reading a lot of emails,
attending conferences and
seeing demands made me
 bored of the accessibility
  movement in our area.
People that really needed our
 help never got to voice their
          concerns.
Instead we concentrated on
  technical details, following
best practices that never got
 tested in the real world and
gene...
It is about people.
Not about technology.
We will never build perfect
solutions without input from
people who we want to help.
The biggest problem in
accessibility these days is
      online video.
Which is ironic, as it is also an
   amazing accessibility
        opportunity.
Yahoo live showing hard of
hearing people chatting with
  another in sign language.


  http://blog.deafread.com/abcohende...
At the accessibility 2.0
 conference earlier this year
Antonia Hyde showed what a
video player for people with
  learning ...
This was a challenge I loved.
a more
                       accessible
                     youtube player



http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/?http://ww...
This is being tested and
ammended after feedback
         right now.
The fascinating thing is that I
  am getting feedback from
schools that they use it, and
 from blind people thanking
     ...
I never planned it to be
screen-reader compatible!
I used JavaScript, the
 YouTube JS API and some
HTML to hack this system in a
 way the developers never
         intended.
There were YouTube JS
 players before, but they
mimicked the interface with
 HTML and CSS instead of
        altering it.
Other things I tried to tackle
          already:
Timed captioning
http://icant.co.uk/sandbox/youtube-captioning.html
Twitter in natural language.
http://icanhaz.com/twitterwithlang
My question to you now is:
Am I just being a tree-
hugging freak again or do we
  have something cool and
    worth pursuing here?
In other words:
Should I organize a hackday
that marries bleeding edge
 APIs and technologies and
 targets accessibility issues
         w...
Would you be up for that?
Thanks!
 Questions?
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  • How i got my husband back... My name is jessica. I live in Canada, and i got married four months ago.
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    immediately he is through with the spell. And also he told me to put all my
    trust in him, and I really obeyed him. So it was 8:00 am on the next
    morning, when I was about going to work, when i received my husband's call,
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  1. 1. Accessihacking How I got my mashup groove back. Christian Heilmann, BarCamp 4, London, May 2008
  2. 2. The once enticing and amazing world of mashups and ethical hacking started to bore me.
  3. 3. I’ve seen a lot and a lot of repetition.
  4. 4. Random data on maps.
  5. 5. Seemingly useful data from other sources next to the one I was really interested in.
  6. 6. My music with my photos.
  7. 7. ... and so on.
  8. 8. It was all a bit like déja vu.
  9. 9. It was all a bit like déja vu.
  10. 10. The problem?
  11. 11. None of this made any difference to the world around me or actually my own life.
  12. 12. Then something cool happened.
  13. 13. Social innovatio n http://sicamp.org/
  14. 14. Find real world problems and mix those with the enthusiasm of ethical hacking.
  15. 15. Instead of struggling to find problems to solve, geeks got them delivered to them.
  16. 16. One entry especially got me very interested.
  17. 17. I was especially fascinated by enabled by design. http://enabled.sicamp.org/
  18. 18. Enabled by design takes something people are very fascinated about – product design – and marries it with a need of real people.
  19. 19. That made me wonder about other things that can be done that way.
  20. 20. Luckily there is a whole new market flourishing – social entrepreneurship.
  21. 21. • The catalyst awards http://ukcatalystawards.org/
  22. 22. It is time not to “scratch the developer’s itch” but to tackle real problems with our hacking kung-foo skills.
  23. 23. So what am I doing?
  24. 24. Reading a lot of emails, attending conferences and seeing demands made me bored of the accessibility movement in our area.
  25. 25. People that really needed our help never got to voice their concerns.
  26. 26. Instead we concentrated on technical details, following best practices that never got tested in the real world and generally stalled, waiting for the law to make accessibility a must.
  27. 27. It is about people. Not about technology.
  28. 28. We will never build perfect solutions without input from people who we want to help.
  29. 29. The biggest problem in accessibility these days is online video.
  30. 30. Which is ironic, as it is also an amazing accessibility opportunity.
  31. 31. Yahoo live showing hard of hearing people chatting with another in sign language. http://blog.deafread.com/abcohende/2008/02/15/yahoos-live-deaf-chat-room/
  32. 32. At the accessibility 2.0 conference earlier this year Antonia Hyde showed what a video player for people with learning disabilities might look like.
  33. 33. This was a challenge I loved.
  34. 34. a more accessible youtube player http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i0-btCTdN8
  35. 35. This is being tested and ammended after feedback right now.
  36. 36. The fascinating thing is that I am getting feedback from schools that they use it, and from blind people thanking me for making it.
  37. 37. I never planned it to be screen-reader compatible!
  38. 38. I used JavaScript, the YouTube JS API and some HTML to hack this system in a way the developers never intended.
  39. 39. There were YouTube JS players before, but they mimicked the interface with HTML and CSS instead of altering it.
  40. 40. Other things I tried to tackle already:
  41. 41. Timed captioning
  42. 42. http://icant.co.uk/sandbox/youtube-captioning.html
  43. 43. Twitter in natural language.
  44. 44. http://icanhaz.com/twitterwithlang
  45. 45. My question to you now is:
  46. 46. Am I just being a tree- hugging freak again or do we have something cool and worth pursuing here?
  47. 47. In other words:
  48. 48. Should I organize a hackday that marries bleeding edge APIs and technologies and targets accessibility issues with them?
  49. 49. Would you be up for that?
  50. 50. Thanks! Questions?
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