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Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2
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Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2

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A short 4 minute screencast about Accessify Wiki. …

A short 4 minute screencast about Accessify Wiki.

Creating and delivering accessibility fixes for the Web, one site at a time.

Video: http://youtu.be/KsUTiasR4F0

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  • 1. Accessify Wiki Fixing accessibility on the Web one site at a time http://freear.org.uk/accessify
  • 2. Why accessibility? ● The web - important for all: ○ learn, work, play, shop... ● Many sites place barriers in the way of those with disabilities ● Bad for the visitor - equality, usability ● Bad for the site - lost customers, reputation, cost
  • 3. Why accessibility? http://flickr.com/photos/lwr/41694998
  • 4. Why Accessify Wiki? ● ● ● ● There are laws/ guidelines: ADA, WCAG 2.0... Educators for Web developers/ designers Lobbyists, charities, consultants There are other fixers: Fix the Web, a11y bugs … Accessify Wiki complements these efforts
  • 5. Quick fix? http://flickr.com/photos/zeldaboo/2452458536
  • 6. Accessify Wiki ● Anyone can create accessibility "fixes" for any Web site ● End-users auto-magically employ fixes during normal browsing ● Tools to help site owners/developers use fixes in their site 3 components
  • 7. 1. Anyone can co-create fixes ● ● ● ● Accessibility fixes created & stored in a Wiki CSS-selector/ jQuery-like* selector syntax Low-barrier We don't rely on programmers ;) We DO need interested & passionate people
  • 8. Screen shot of http://accessify.wikia. com/wiki/Fix:Wikipedia
  • 9. 2. End-users ● ● ● ● User Javascript & bookmarklets to add fixes Future: browser add-ons Use (most) browsers Use (any) assistive technology - screen readers etc. http://accessify.wikia.com/wiki/Users http://openclipart.org/detail/506/sunsquad-group-by-ryanlerch
  • 10. Screen shot of http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Accessibility
  • 11. 3. Site owners/developers ● Tool to compile "fix" Javascript for a site ● Future: preview fixes on an example page CAUTION ● You should plan accessibility from project start ● For example, BS 8878, PAS 78, ● Accessify Wiki can NOT fix all problems You are NOT off the hook!!
  • 12. Technology/ standards ● ● ● ● ● ● WAI-ARIA JS: document.querySelectorAll() accessifyhtml5.js YAML 1.2 JSON Schema Wikia.com ○ MediaWiki/ PHP-based Wiki farm ● Accessify Wiki Tools ○ Python, Google App Engine
  • 13. Accessify Wiki Needs you Fixing accessibility on the Web one site at a time http://freear.org.uk/accessify

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