1. What AccessU is all about: Sharron Rush

    Written by on May 9, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    What can technology professionals learn from the Arts? In our final interview before AccessU, we talk with Sharron Rush, Executive Director of Knowbility, about the parallels between inclusion in the Arts and Technology. Sharron also shares some exciting news about next week’s AccessU.

  2. GAAD: Carrots, sticks, and accessibility in Japan

    Written by on May 8, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    With Braille support and wheelchair accommodations prevalent in every major city, inclusive and people-centered design seems to be a way of life in Japan.

  3. GAAD: Inclusive education and the Samoa experience

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    It doesn’t really matter whether we’re discussing children or adults; it doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about access in Samoa or in your own country: accessibility is the same everywhere you go.

  4. Web accessibility and gamification with Glenda Sims

    Written by on May 7, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    Today we talk about the accessibility family, the tools that people use to produce web content, gamification and addiction—all tied together by Glenda the Goodwitch Sims, who is speaking at next week’s John Slatin AccessU.

  5. AccessU keynote speaker Kimberly Blessing

    Written by on May 6, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    Today, we talk with Kimberly Blessing about her upcoming keynote at John Slatin AccessU. Kimmie talks with our own Derek Featherstone about facilitating cultural change in an organization and how it relates to web accessibility.

  6. Plain language & usable accessibility: Whitney Quesenbery

    Written by on May 3, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    A modern view of accessibility leans towards it being part of User Experience. Our own Derek Featherstone talks with Whitney Quesenbery, a UX researcher about her sessions at AccessU about usability testing with people with disabilities and plain language.

  7. Around the world with Simply Accessible: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    Written by on May 2, 2013 in News

    Every year for a single night, billions of people come together to celebrate as they ring in the start of another new year. They even cheer when the clock chimes to mark the midnight hour in different time zones across the world. Why is that? For all our differences, we are the same, that’s why.

  8. Denis Boudreau on Enterprise Accessibility

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    Enterprise-wide accessibility is receiving a lot more attention these days as large organizations work to implement accessible design, development and content practices into their processes. Today, we talk with Denis Boudreau about some of the goals and challenges of these scenarios.

  9. Molly Holzschlag at AccessU on the open web

    Written by on May 1, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    Today we talk with Molly Holzschlag about CSS, resolving accessbility tensions in design, ARIA and the culture in Austin as we prepare for Knowbility’s John Slatin AccessU.

  10. Google Docs accessibility with Shawn Lauriat

    Written by on April 30, 2013 in Understanding accessibility

    Web Accessibility isn’t always easy. Some people are tackling tough problems. Here we talk with Shawn Lauriat who works on Google Docs Accessibility about some of the challenges he faces with screen readers, other assistive technology and changing the world.