ACE! Conference Slides: Selfish Accessibility
In addition to the slides, I’ve embedded video of my talk and way too many tweets after that.
Impressing everyone on the internet, Paul Klipp has already gotten videos from ACE! posted less than 24 hours after the event ended. That’s impressive. I understand his tactic is to upload lower resolution videos immediately and then slowly replace them with higher resolution videos. Depending on when you see this, it may still be the low-res video.
Tweets from ACE! that satisfy my ego, show me in a photo, or might be funny.
@aardrian is about to start his talk about selfish accessibility. Making software accessible for people with disabilities is very important.— Adam Boczek (@nativeagile) March 16, 2015
Developers were doing better caring for users with some kind of impairment if they tried to put themselves in that position. #aceconf— Andy Brandt (@andybrandt) March 16, 2015
3 out 3 speakers now agree: "The mic tried to crawl into my mouth". #aceconf— Gil Zilberfeld (@gil_zilberfeld) March 17, 2015
Ideas from #aceconf speaker dinner: hire clowns as subjects for usability tests. Cheaper; tests task focus of other participants.— Adrian Roselli (@aardrian) March 17, 2015
Ideas from #aceconf speaker dinner: Selfie sticks can double as marshmallow skewers. Handy at parades where floats catch fire.— Adrian Roselli (@aardrian) March 17, 2015
Ideas from #aceconf speaker dinner: Tiramisù may or may not be cheese cake.— Adrian Roselli (@aardrian) March 17, 2015
Feedback (Added 26 March 2015)
I’ve received the audience feedback from my talk and overall was pleased. 17 people responded (out of what I estimate was ~40+ in the room) with the following rankings:
- Loved it! 10
- Liked it: 2
- Meh: 4
- Didn’t like it: 0
- Hated it! 1
Of those 17, 10 left comments (which I greatly appreciate!). Sadly, the one Hate it vote did not leave any comments.
- Liked it: Too basic for me, but nice examples of disabilities.
- Loved it! I loved the idea how to easily test your apps.
- Loved it! Great that this topic emerged.
- Loved it! Great approach to creating sites/apps friendly for impaired.
- Loved it! Full of very practical suggestions. Thanks for including it.
- Loved it! Content that usually doesn’t get a forum.
- Meh: Interesting, however I won’t get a chance to use what I learned.
- Loved it! Interesting point of view. I did not consider accessibility during software design. I should start.
- Liked it: Most important is to think about problem, not about product/project.
- Meh: Nicely said, but too short.
The two Meh comments are mostly out of my control. I was given a 30 minute slot, which I agree is too short for all that can be said on the topic. As for the commenter who claims he/she won’t be able to use it, I feel that the testing parts of my talk at the very least are in everyone’s reach, so I think it comes down to deciding to use it. Even if only to troll the Virgin America site.
ACE! Conference had a nice write-up on a Polish government site (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development), and it even included a slightly creepy photo of me and a high-level overview of my talk: ACE! Conference: Kraków europejską stolicą Agile