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Gaad presentation at hub ottawa

  1. 1. GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS DAY The Challenges of Digital Accessibility – May 15
  2. 2. OpenConcept Consulting Inc. Facts and Figures: President: Mike Gifford Creation date: 1999 Switch to Drupal: 2006 Number of employees: 10 Location: Ottawa Services ❏ Consulting ❏ Drupal Development ❏ Support and Maintenance
  3. 3. The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web
  4. 4. Definitions ❏ The degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. ❏ The inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people with disabilities. Accessibility Web Accessibility ❏ A design that considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference. Inclusive Design
  5. 5. Visible vs Invisible disabilities TYPE RELATED DISABILITIES Vision Color blindness, Low vision Blindness Brain Dyslexia Learning/cognitive disabilities Epilepsy Movement Carpal tunnel Repetitive strain injuries Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy Hearing Hearing impairment Deafness Population with disabilities Canada: 14.3% (56.3% of 75+) Ontario: 15.5% Quebec: 10.4% Source: Statistics Canada (2006)
  6. 6. Guidelines & Legislations ❏ Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 ❏ Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 ❏ Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) ❏ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  7. 7. Illustration ❏ The Arthritis Society❏ Ontario.ca An pretty accessible website A less accessible website
  8. 8. Testing Tools ❏ Wave Toolbar - Sites ❏ Functional Accessibility Evaluator ❏ Firefox Extension WCAG Contrast checker ❏ ChromeVox ❏ NVDA ❏ Apple VoiceOver (Mac & iPhone)
  9. 9. Fixing problems at the source ■ Drupal CMS ■ jQuery UI ■ CKEditor
  10. 10. You will receive this presentation by email. Thank you @mgifford @openconcept_ca http://openconcept.ca

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