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Slides of my talk at Drupalcamp Vienna on November 28th, 2009.

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    Access the invisible visible Access the invisible visible Presentation Transcript

    • Access the invisible visible Going beyond Accessibility
    • About myself ★ Jo Spelbrink ★ Multimedia Design / Accessibility ★ Founding member of zugang für alle (www.accessiblemedia.at)
    • Standards WCAG 2.0 ★ Four principles of Accessibility: ★ Perceivable ★ Operable ★ Understandable ★ Robust ★ www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
    • „Understanding Accessibility can drive you nuts, right?“
    • Do you have an idea why?
    • It‘s not about machines, it‘s just about people ...
    • ... with disabilities?!
    • No! It‘s about diversity of human beings!
    • They have different strenghts of perception and prefered actions!
    • In general we tend to see only handicaps.
    • It‘s a matter of perspective
    • Imagine, you can see but you are still blind...
    • ... because you don‘t know enough about these people!
    • Try to imagine their perception and actions ...
    • ... like a film director switching to the role of the actors!
    • Do the same as a designer or developer diving into different user experiences!
    • User Expierences I ★ Visual Asthetics and Layout ★ Colors, Contrast and Fonts ★ Information Architecture/Contextual Content ★ Structure and Semantics ★ Functions und Interactions ★ Devices ★ Alternative Content Support
    • User Experience II (Examples of specialists) ★ Visual Asthetics and Layout (Deaf People) ★ Colors, Contrast and Fonts (Visually Impaired/Deaf) ★ Information Architecture/Contextual Content (Learning Disabilities) ★ Structure and Semantics (Blind) ★ Functions und Interactions (Motion Impaired/Blind) ★ Devices (Blind/Visually Impaired/Motion Impaired) ★ Alternative Content (Blind and Deaf)
    • User Expierences III (Examples) ★ Visual Asthetics and Layout (Design) ★ Colors, Contrast and Fonts (Design) ★ Information Architecture/Contextual Content (Glossary) ★ Structure and Semantics (Headline Structures etc.) ★ Functions und Interactions (JS-Events, Focus, Jumpers) ★ Devices (Data communication with Interfaces) ★ Alternative Content (Captions and Audiodescription)
    • Accessibility is a balance of a satisfying and holistic user experience!
    • Never try to conceive of WCAG 2.0 as a checklist. Every Website has its own context.
    • Drupal Aspects Accessibility - sensitive Drupal ★ Flexibility of content building (Node Architecture/Regions) ★ Clean seperation of Structure, Data and Design ★ Backend Theme can be easily designed and adapted ★ Modular Theme-Developing (Page.tpl, Node.tpl, Blocks.tpl etc.)
    • Drupal Aspects II Accessibility - sensitive Drupal ★ Devel-Module, a great inspiration: ★ Debugging-Tool for Accessibility (WAI- ARIA, Alt-Text for Pictures) ★ Visualisation tool of semantical Structure directly on screen (visualize the invisible!)
    • Drupal Aspects III Accessibility case-sensitive ★ Accessibility features should be a standard in Drupal (Alt-Text for pictures etc./captions for videos) as assistant (without any need of modules) ★ Icons for backend navigation (would help with finding and understand)
    • Thank you! Getting in touch: js@jooli.at www.twitter.com/joville