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Introduction to Accessibility

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The slides contain images and titles. Additional information can be found in the notes section of each slide. The presentation is an introduction to the overall concept of Accessibility and why it affects us all and is just good practice.

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Introduction to Accessibility

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO ACCESSIBILITY
  2. 2. AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND  “The American Printing House for the Blind promotes independence of people who are blind and visually impaired by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life.” – APH Mission Statement
  3. 3. WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY?
  4. 4. WHY IS ACCESSIBILITY IMPORTANT?
  5. 5. CATEGORIES OF ACCESSIBILITY Visual Hearing Mobility Comprehension Technological Access State of Urgency
  6. 6. VISUAL
  7. 7. HEARING
  8. 8. MOBILITY
  9. 9. COMPREHENSION
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGICAL ACCESS
  11. 11. STATE OF URGENCY
  12. 12. COMMON ISSUES
  13. 13. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCESSIBILITY? Everyone
  14. 14. WHAT CAN I DO?
  15. 15. THANK YOU!  Elizabeth / Beth Gray  Twitter: @TheCorgiDev  Email: egray@corgidev.com
  16. 16. COOL TECHNOLOGY The next 4 slides feature some information about technologies available to help improve the accessibility of programming, transportation, and navigating everyday life. The include: • Be My Eyes Application • Accessible Cities Initiative • Diagram of a Building set up with beacons for Accessible Cities Initiative. • Code Jumper • Microsoft Adaptive Controller
  17. 17. BE MY EYES
  18. 18. ACCESSIBLE CITIES INITIATIVE
  19. 19. CODE JUMPER
  20. 20. MICROSOFT ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER
  21. 21. RESOURCE WEBSITES ADDITIONAL LINKS IN SLIDE NOTES Youtube Video titled “Selfish Accessibility” by Adrian Roselli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18 5&v=-O5b529V96g WCAG 2.1 Standards: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/ UEB Online – Free Online Accessible Braille training for anyone: https://uebonline.org NVDA Screen Reader Home: https://www.nvaccess.org/ WebAim Accessibility Testing Tools and Information: http://wave.webaim.org/ W3C Accessibility Testing Article: https://www.w3.org/wiki/Accessibility_testing UK Government Accessibility in Government Blog https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos- and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/
  22. 22. WEBAIM

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