Accessibility for Happy Designers

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  • Accessibility for Happy Designers

    1. 1. @SandiWassmer Web Accessibility for WELCOME Happy Designers
    2. 2. Accessibility starts with Understanding and leads to Happiness. When it begins with Assumptions, it usually ends in Mistakes.
    3. 3. Assumptions. Misunderstandings, Myths & Misnomers
    4. 4. Accessibility does not come in a box
    5. 5. Less is not More
    6. 6. The client doesnʼt always know best
    7. 7. Having a disability does not give you a free pass
    8. 8. Beautiful, useable & accessible
    9. 9. It won’t break the bank
    10. 10. Validation alone does not cut the mustard
    11. 11. Integral not alternative
    12. 12. Rely on what you can control
    13. 13. There is no holy grail
    14. 14. Mistakes that are easy to make and even easier to rectify
    15. 15. What the heck is a Luminosity Ratio?
    16. 16. Please ask first
    17. 17. Wild goose chases
    18. 18. Alt text is there for a purpose
    19. 19. Goodbye Access Keys. Hello Bypass Blocks
    20. 20. Simply logical
    21. 21. Forms, forms and more forms
    22. 22. Give a helping hand and guide gently
    23. 23. Semi Automatic Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart SAPTCHA not CAPTCHA
    24. 24. Do I really need it?
    25. 25. Thatʼs All Folks! Twitter: www.twitter.com/SandiWassmer  Work: www.copious.co.uk  Action for Blind People Blog: www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/news/blog
    26. 26. Thanks to: Photography Credits Slides 03) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: Thomas Roche 04) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Creator: Sun Ladder 06) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: None (Public Domain) Creator: Currier & Ives. 07) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: TheTruthAbout... 08) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: None (Public Domain) Creator: Al Ravenna  09) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: Carly Jane1 10) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Creator: Davidmpy 11) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Creator: fictures  12) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: pingnews.com 13) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: ste3ve 14) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: CarbonNYC 15) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Creator: Jurii 16) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com 17) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: Neil T 18) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: Creative Commons Creator: Peripitus 19) Source: Wikimedia Commons License: None (Public Domain) Creator: Karsten Behrens 20) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: Greencolander 21) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: kacsi75 22) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: eleanor.black 23) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: mightyohm 24) Source: Flickr License: Creative Commons Creator: OctopusHat 2010 Sandi Wassmer

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