Everything you wanted to know about accessibility (but were afraid to ask) (Museums Go Mobile 2014)

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A look at the basis of digital accessibility, who it benefits, how it's measured, and where it fits into the project lifecycle.

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Everything you wanted to know about accessibility (but were afraid to ask) (Museums Go Mobile 2014)

  1. 1. Everything you wanted to know about accessibility… Léonie Watson, Museums Get Mobile LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 1
  2. 2. WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 2
  3. 3. It isn’t boring • Accessibility is a creative challenge, not a challenge to creativity LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 3
  4. 4. It isn’t difficult • There is no magic accessibility ingredient LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 4
  5. 5. It isn’t strange • One person's obstacle is another person's barrier LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 5
  6. 6. WHO BENEFITS FROM ACCESSIBILITY? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 6
  7. 7. You benefit • Reach many more people with exhibits, campaigns and activities LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 7
  8. 8. We benefit • People with disabilities, or a temporary loss of ability LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 8
  9. 9. Everyone benefits • People come in all shapes and sizes, and use all kinds of devices LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 9
  10. 10. HOW IS ACCESSIBILITY MEASURED? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 10
  11. 11. Accessibility guidelines • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 • BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 11
  12. 12. Accessibility testing • With disabled people from your target audiences LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 12
  13. 13. Accessibility legislation • Equality Act 2010 LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 13
  14. 14. WHERE DOES ACCESSIBILITY FIT IN? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 14
  15. 15. From the beginning • Requirements gathering • Budget planning • Technology procurement LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 15
  16. 16. In the middle • Test often • Fix easily • Spend less LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 16
  17. 17. At the end • Accessibility is forever, not just for launch LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 17
  18. 18. WHERE DOES ACCESSIBILITY HAPPEN? LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 18
  19. 19. With devices • Desktops and laptops • Smartphones and tablets • Hybrids and wearable tech LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 19
  20. 20. With OS • Windows, OSX and Linux • iOS, Android and Windows Phone LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 20
  21. 21. With browsers • Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 21
  22. 22. With assistive technologies • Screen readers • Screen magnifiers • Speech recognition tools • Alternative input devices LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 22
  23. 23. With you • You're the one that can make a difference to accessibility LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 23
  24. 24. THANK YOU LJWatson.co.uk @LeonieWatson 24

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