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"Yahoo! & Accessibility" - Rewiring Inclusion: Strategies, Tools and Techniques to promote barrier-free learning', A national one day conference in Nottingham at the National College on Tuesday 9 February 2010

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An Overview about "Yahoo! & Accessibility" at 'Rewiring Inclusion - Strategies, Tools and Techniques to promote barrier-free learning'' A national one day conference in Nottingham at the National …

An Overview about "Yahoo! & Accessibility" at 'Rewiring Inclusion - Strategies, Tools and Techniques to promote barrier-free learning'' A national one day conference in Nottingham at the National College on Tuesday 9 February 2010 with an evening session on 8 February - organized jointly by ALT and JISC TechDis for any staff whose work and role affects learners and learning.

References:
http://www.alt.ac.uk/conferences.php
http://friendfeed.com/sebschmoller/f629f1ef/julian-harty-from-google-and-artur-ortega-yahoo
http://www.educationpages.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=302217
http://inclusivelearning.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/rewiring-inclusion/




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  • 1.  
  • 2. Speaker
    • Artur Ortega
    • Accessibility Evangelist
    • Yahoo!
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • Responsibility
    • for
    • Accessibility
    Who?
  • 5. Accessibility a11y QA i18n Legal UED SEO
  • 6. Why?
    • Accessibility
    • - a human right
  • 7. Users with Disability
    • - Visually impaired - Blind - Hard of hearing - Deaf - Dyslexic - Reduced mobility - Learning disability - Situative disability
  • 8. UN convention for the rights of people with disabilities
  • 9. Article 9b
    • private entities that offer
    • facilities and services which are open or provided to the public
    • take into account
    • all aspects of accessibility
  • 10. Why?
    • Benefits for other user groups:
    • Silver Surfer
    • Situative Disabled
    • Etc.
  • 11. Silver Surfer
    • Definition: An older user of the Internet, usually someone over 50.
    • Silver surfer (Noun), plural silver surfers Etymology: From silver - referring to the colour of a silver surfer's hair, and surfer - one who surfs (the Internet), from the name of the comic-book character .
    • Source: Allwords Copyright 1998-2009 http://www.allwords.com/details-silver%20surfer- 444461.html
  • 12. Situative Disability
    • Instead of distinguishing between being disabled and not disabled, we have only requirements on the situative context. Example: While driving a car - Can't use hands - Can't use eyes - only reduced attention Source (german): Barrierefreies eGovernment, by Herbert Kubicek, Henning Lühr, Beate Schulte  http:// www.ifib.de/publikationsdateien/Barrierefrei.pdf
  • 13. What?
    • Accessibility
    • in
    • detail
  • 14. WCAG 2.0
    • Four Principles of Accessibility
    • Perceivable
    • Operable
    • Understandable
    • Robust
  • 15. WCAG 2.0 – Principle 1 Perceivable
    • Users must be able to perceive the information being presented.
    • It can't be invisible to all of their senses
  • 16. WCAG 2.0 – Principle 2 Operable
    • Users must be able to operate the interface.
    • The interface cannot require interaction that a user cannot perform
  • 17. WCAG 2.0 – Principle 3 Understandable
    • Users must be able to understand the information as well as the operation of the user interface.
    • The content or operation cannot be beyond their understanding
  • 18. WCAG 2.0 – Principle 4 Robust
    • Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.
  • 19. How?
    • Testing accessibility
    • throughout development
  • 20. Unit Tests
    • Storing the service provider on a global namespace
    • Easy access for unit tests
    • Y.namespace(SERVICES_NAMESPACE);
    • Y[SERVICES_NAMESPACE][SERVICE_PROVIDER] = {
    • name: "aria",
    • getService : function(moduleplatform, id) {
    • return AriaService;
    • }
    • };
  • 21. Test tools
    • Quick Accessibility Check List
    • Colour contrast analyzer
    • Free screen reader NVDA
    • Web Developer Toolbar
    • WAVE toolbar
    • YSelenium Accessibility Tests
  • 22. WAVE toolbar
    • browse to a web page
    • select one of the ‘views’ icons
    • web page shows report
    • between viewing reports:
    • "Reset Page" icon refreshes the page
  • 23. visual impairment tests
        • Color contrast analyzer:
        • simulator for glaucoma, cataracts, etc
        • VisCheck:
        • simulator for color blindness and even how babies see
        • Fujitsu Color Selector:
        • suggests color combinations using sophisticated algorythms
        • Colour Contrast Analyser:
        • analyzes various color and contrast combinations
  • 24. Selenium Extensions
        • Images
        • Frames & iFrames
        • Links
        • Forms (edit fields, checkboxes, buttons etc)
        • Page Titles
        • Headings  
        • Navigation Menus  
        • ...and much more
  • 25. NVDA
        • Free
        • screen-reader
        • http://www.nvda-project.org/
  • 26. Test steps for ysearch
    • Using different screen readers
    • - speaks the “Search query” label
    • - speaks the “Use the..” description
    • - transition to the list of suggested terms is announced along with
    • - the full instructions
    • - the selected item
    • - each focus transition is properly announced and the highlighted item read
  • 27. Where? Accessibility Labs & Code Review
  • 28. Accessibility Taskforce
    • Global
    • European
    • USA
    • India
  • 29. Accessibility Lab, USA
  • 30. Accessibility Lab, India
  • 31. When?
    • Accessibility
    • in
    • mind
  • 32. Conclusion
    • Product Design
    • Implementation
    • Tests
    • User Feedback
  • 33.
  • 34. Artur Ortega
    • Accessibility Evangelist
    • Yahoo! Europe Ltd
    • 125 Shaftesbury Avenue
    • London WC2H 8AD
    • United Kingdom
    • [email_address]

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