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CDC Ebola Response on Twitter Excludes Blind

This is one of the images tweeted by the CDC. The text contrast is 4.53:1, so it barely passes for large text. At this scaled-down size, however, the question text would fail a contrast test for accessibility. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is (or at…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, social media, standards, Twitter, usability, UX

UX Singapore Slides: Selfish Accessibility

Photo of me speaking, fighting the sun, provided by Camilla Choo. Original photo on Twitter. In a departure from the other times I have given this talk, I gutted all the slides with code samples as well as the slides on testing (although I did keep them handy and use…

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Tags: accessibility, design, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WAI, WCAG

Accessibility Camp Toronto Slides: Selfish Accessibility

I’ve updated this post to include the video from the live stream, some links, and a few photos. Selfish Accessibility: a11y Camp Toronto 2014 Video There was a live stream throughout the day, which was broken into a morning video and afternoon video. I’ve embedded the morning stream because it…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, W3C, WAI, WCAG

10 Years Ago: TOevolt

During Buffalo WordCamp last weekend, co-organizer Ben Dunkle asked about what he said was one of the best conferences he ever attended — TOevolt. It prompted me to look up the photos I took and I discovered that it was 10 years ago today. TOevolt was the Toronto version of…

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WordCamp Buffalo Slides: Selfish Accessibility

The Buffalo WordCamp shirt was again printed by You and Who (whose logo is visible where the tag would be), which means that 1,600 meals were donated (one for each shirt) to those in need. I think every WordCamp should do this. (related tweet) Buffalo WordCamp has just wrapped up…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

One-man Focus Group for Twitter’s Timeline Changes

TL;DR: Twitter is showing tweets in your timeline that people you follow have favorited or just from those they follow. Way below I outline how I have been reacting. Much has been said of Twitter’s recent change to start putting more than just promoted tweets into users’ timelines (such as…

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Tags: rant, social media, Twitter, UX

Speaking at Learning Choices Network Gathering

In a break from the last few speaking engagements I’ve listed this week, which have all been about web technologies and best practices, I get to list an event that isn’t about the web at all. Sorta. Learning Choices Network (LCN) is a local (to Buffalo) organization focusing on alternative…

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Speaking for National Association of Government Web Professionals

Much as I would like to say that I will be speaking at the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW, I don’t know where the “P” went, perhaps it was originally “Webmasters?”) conference in September, I won’t be. I was, however, asked to do a separate webinar for members…

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Tags: mobile, speaking, standards, touch, usability

Speaking at UX Singapore 2014

By far the farthest-from-home of my speaking engagements to date, I’m thrilled to be speaking at UXSG (User Experience Singapore). Having attended its sister event, UX Hong Kong (UXHK), last year I can say that I am excited not just to speak but to hear from all the other great…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, speaking, standards, WAI, WCAG

Speaking at Accessibility Camp Toronto 2014

I am excited to say that I will be speaking at Accessibility Camp Toronto in late September. It probably goes without saying that I’ll be speaking on accessibility. Given Toronto’s proximity to my home town of Buffalo, and the fact that I used to wander up to Toronto about once…

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Speaking at WordCamp Buffalo 2014

On Saturday, September 13, I will have the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Buffalo for its (and my) third year. Based on the speaker line-up there will be plenty of great topics, so I look forward to being an attendee as well. If you are new to WordCamp Buffalo, a…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, speaking, standards, WAI, WCAG

Update to Verizon Using Disabilities to Fight Net Neutrality

In June I discussed rumors that Verizon was arguing, behind closed doors, that net neutrality harms those with disabilities. Perhaps in reaction to the Verizon rumors, or just because the cause makes sense, on July 18 five different organizations related to accessibility filed their own joint comments with the FCC.…

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Tags: accessibility