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Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2

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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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Accessify Wiki introduction v1.2

  1. 1. Accessify Wiki Fixing accessibility on the Web one site at a time http://freear.org.uk/accessify
  2. 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. 3. Why accessibility? http://flickr.com/photos/lwr/41694998
  4. 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. 5. Quick fix? http://flickr.com/photos/zeldaboo/2452458536
  6. 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. 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. 8. Screen shot of http://accessify.wikia. com/wiki/Fix:Wikipedia
  9. 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. 10. Screen shot of http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Accessibility
  11. 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. 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. 13. Accessify Wiki Needs you Fixing accessibility on the Web one site at a time http://freear.org.uk/accessify

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