Slides: Implementing Accessibility for a11yTO
Last night I spoke for about 25 minutes at the Accessibility Toronto meet-up. Joseph McLarty led with an overview of accessibility as a concept, touching on disabilities and simple testing techniques (see his slides at SlideShare). Then I ran through the following slides discussing how, from a process perspective, you can work to bring accessibility into your organization.
If the embedded slides don’t show for you, then you can get to them directly at SlideShare.
During the Q&A after (and hallway chats), I got some questions about how to motivate people within an organization to care about accessibility. I referenced my talk Selfish Accessibility (that links to the version I gave at Google in late 2015) that discusses one tactic, but please note that it may not apply for your organization.
John McNabb posted these to the Meetup page and was kind enough to let me post them here.
People tweeted, so I have pasted some of them below.
Watching @jdee excitedly give us an overview of #a11y at tonight’s #a11yTO. (He was kind enough to pose for me.) pic.twitter.com/q4Uc20D0iu— Adrian Roselli 🗯 (@aardrian) January 25, 2017
Packed house @HackerYou for first #a11yTO meetup of 2017. Intro to #accessibility includes using YouTube to generate captions. Still need QA pic.twitter.com/TgmDy2ZbZu— Peter Armstrong (@PeterBArmstrong) January 25, 2017
uh oh…. @aardrian brought out the finger guns at #a11yTO! Must mean business. pic.twitter.com/pGq0ZTwFWf— Billy Gregory (@thebillygregory) January 25, 2017
Be proactive. Give someone the authority to implement accessibility strategy in org. Build cross-departmental team. – @aardrian at #a11yTO pic.twitter.com/f7VqPAy6og— Peter Armstrong (@PeterBArmstrong) January 25, 2017
.@aardrian recommends empowering accessibility leaders in organizations. Learn about AMI's inclusive culture www.ami.ca/what-we-do #a11yTO pic.twitter.com/inJawo2bV5— Accessible Media Inc (@AccessibleMedia) January 26, 2017
@aardrian @jdee I enjoyed both talks tonight. As a new developer I'm keen to have my code and the sites I build accessible for all.— Victoria (@victoriouslyc) January 26, 2017
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