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Selfish Accessibility - Girl Develop It Buffalo

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Selfish Accessibility - Girl Develop It Buffalo

  1. 1. Selfish Accessibility Presented by Adrian Roselli for Girl Develop It, Buffalo Chapter
  2. 2. Introductions
  3. 3. • I’ve written some stuff, • Member of W3C, • Building for the web since 1993, • Learn more at AdrianRoselli.com, • Avoid on Twitter @aardrian. Great bedtime reading! About Adrian Roselli
  4. 4. Primer
  5. 5. What is a11y? • A numeronym for “accessibility”: • The first and last letter (accessibility), • The number of characters omitted (a11y). • Prominent on Twitter (character restrictions): • #a11y • Examples: • l10n → localization • i18n → internationalization Ain’t language funsies?
  6. 6. Accessibility Gets No Respect In fairness, Sherwin Williams needs to come up with a lot of color names... “Cyberspace” (gray) “Online” (blue) “Lime Rickey” (green)
  7. 7. Accessibility Gets No Respect …however I think the team could have done better than this.
  8. 8. Yay Statistics!
  9. 9. Any Disability • In the United States: • 10.4% aged 21-64 years old, • 25% aged 65-74 years old, • 50% aged 75+. • Includes: • Visual • Hearing • Mobility • Cognitive http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/ http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/reports/2012/English/HTML/report2012.cfm?fips=2000000&html_year=2012
  10. 10. Vision Impairments • 285 million worldwide: • 39 million are blind, • 246 million have low vision, • 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. • 1.8% of Americans aged 21-64. • 4.0% of Americans aged 65-74. • 9.8% of Americans aged 75+. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/ http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/reports/2012/English/HTML/report2012.cfm?fips=2000000&html_year=2012
  11. 11. Hearing Impairments • 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. • 17% (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss: • 18% aged 45-64 years old, • 30% aged 65-74 years old, • 47% aged 75+ years old. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/ https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/Pages/quick.aspx
  12. 12. Mobility Impairments • In the United States: • 5.5% aged 21-64 years old. • 15.6% aged 65-74 years old. • 32.9% aged 75+. http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/reports/2012/English/HTML/report2012.cfm?fips=2000000&html_year=2012
  13. 13. Cognitive Impairments • Dyslexia, • Dyscalculia, • Memory issues, • Distractions (ADD, ADHD), • In the United States: • 4.3% aged 21-64 years old. • 5.4% aged 65-74 years old. • 14.4% aged 75+. http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/reports/2012/English/HTML/report2012.cfm?fips=2000000&html_year=2012&subButton=Get+HTML
  14. 14. Be Selfish
  15. 15. WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change http://webaim.org/blog/motivating-accessibility-change/
  16. 16. My Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change Is better, no?
  17. 17. Getting Older • Affects (nearly) everyone, • Carries risks and side effects, • Is not for the young. I’m still experimenting with it.
  18. 18. Rising Damp on Flickr.
  19. 19. Darren Baldwin on Flickr.
  20. 20. Accidents • Broken limbs, • Eye injuries, • Hearing injuries, • Head trauma. All of these have happened to me, multiple times.
  21. 21. Rev Stan on Flickr.
  22. 22. Let Ideas Compete on Flickr.
  23. 23. Fluffy Steve on Flickr.
  24. 24. Paul Townsend on Flickr.
  25. 25. But I’m Invincible! • Multi-tasking, • Sunlight, • Eating at your desk, • No headphones handy, • Content is not in your native language. The sun is trying to kill me.
  26. 26. Mariëlle on Flickr.
  27. 27. barockschloss on Flickr.
  28. 28. Seb on Flickr.
  29. 29. A.Davy on Flickr.
  30. 30. Steve Rhodes on Flickr.
  31. 31. SuperFantastic on Flickr.
  32. 32. World Bank Photo Collection on Flickr.
  33. 33. Lars Kristian Flem on Flickr.
  34. 34. Tech Support • Think of your family! • Think of your time spent helping them! • Think of the wasted holidays! This is why we hate the holidays.
  35. 35. Robert Simmons on Flickr.
  36. 36. Wrap-up
  37. 37. The Message • Supporting accessibility now helps to serve future you. Do or do not.
  38. 38. The Message • Supporting accessibility now helps to serve future you. • Supporting accessibility now helps injured you, encumbered you. There is no try.
  39. 39. The Message • Supporting accessibility now helps to serve future you. • Supporting accessibility now helps injured you, encumbered you. • Getting younger developers to buy in helps future you – if you teach them well. Always pass on what you have learned.
  40. 40. Stairamp Dean Bouchard on Flickrhttp://accessibility.net.nz/blog/the-problems-with-ramps-blended-into-stairs/
  41. 41. ≠ Checklist • Accessibility is not a checklist.
  42. 42. Maintenance Nicolas Steenhouthttps://twitter.com/vavroom/status/571092086365261824 “Wheelchair ramp at pharmacy not only hasn’t been cleared of snow but has 2 potted trees to ensure nobody can pass.”
  43. 43. = Process • Accessibility is not a checklist. • Accessibility is an ongoing process.
  44. 44. Resources
  45. 45. Resources • Web Accessibility and Older People: Meeting the Needs of Ageing Web Users http://www.w3.org/WAI/older-users/Overview.php • Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/preliminary • How People with Disabilities Use the Web: Overview http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use- web/Overview.html
  46. 46. Resources • Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/02/05/design ing-digital-technology-for-the-elderly/ • How to Write User Stories for Web Accessibility http://www.interactiveaccessibility.com/blog/how- write-user-stories-accessibility-requirements • Book Excerpt: A Web for Everyone http://uxmag.com/articles/book-excerpt-a-web-for- everyone
  47. 47. Resources • Inclusive Design Patterns by Heydon Pickering https://shop.smashingmagazine.com/products/inclu sive-design-patterns • Accessibility for Everyone by Laura Kalbag https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for- everyone • Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24) https://www.inclusivedesign24.org/
  48. 48. Selfish Accessibility Presented by Adrian Roselli for Girl Develop It, Buffalo Chapter

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