Slides: Prototyping Accessibility for Booster 2019
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I also mentioned some resources at the end of my talk:
- How to Meet WCAG 2 (Quick Reference)
- Intopia Launches WCAG 2.1 Map
- Inclusive Design Principles
- Inclusive Design posters from Barclays
Some people tweeted about my workshop. I also tweeted some stuff.
About My Workshop
About to learn about a11y w @aardrian at @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019 Group exercises for accessible UX, yay!
World Health Org definition of disability is broad. @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019 pic.twitter.com/w8oOuZPAyG
Vi avsluttet dagen med en fantastisk workshop med @aardrian om #a11y og hvordan vi kan være mer effektiv når vi planlegger for #uu. Hint: tenk hvilke features som gagner flere brukere – samtidig! For en dag, @boosterconf ! For en dag! #booster2019 pic.twitter.com/ivuAZw0pdv
I've been learning about #a11y for a couple of years, surprised how many new insights I'm already getting in @aardrian's @boosterconf workshop #boosterconference #booster2019
Shout-out to @katholmes katholmesdesign.com/inclus… by @aardrian for inclusive design @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019 #a11y
Only ask for required fields – better experience for everyone! Instead of * for req'd ones. @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconf #booster2019
Use free color contrast tools, follow WCAG guidelines, make sure hyperlinks, menus are visible. Put these in your style guide. WCAG has expanded it to icons, form elements, error mesages, hover, focus, selected states, more @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019
Structure your docs. Use h1 only once, don't skip header levels. Browser might "figure it out" but not good for screen readers, keyboard nav. @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019
Make sure that "has focus" and "selected" indicators are obvious and easy to see. Use a focus outline. Starting an a11y audit of a page by tabbing is a good idea. For video, audio, podcasts, use a transcript! @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019
Review auto-captions – check out nomorecraptions.com. @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019
#a11y != a checklist. You have to understand how people will use it. Don't make a UI "stair ramp" that is actually a death trap for people in wheelchairs, and doesn't work well for people wanting to run up the stairs. @aardrian @boosterconf #boosterconference #booster2019 pic.twitter.com/tMs9n6Z4wt
I unexpectedly live-tweeted the opening and closing keynotes.
Dr. Marie Moe (@MarieGMoe) is talking about security exposures in implanted medical devices (such as her pacemaker). #Booster2019 pic.twitter.com/bNuzVjUBa3
“How can I trust my heart when it is running on proprietary code and there is no transparency?” — @MarieGMoe
(Heart, pacemaker, both?) #Booster2019
She read the manual on her pacemaker and discovered there is a second wireless interface. She disassembled it to test the hardware. #Booster2019 pic.twitter.com/044L1vXRzN
Three months of frustration to discover a software bug. It limited heart rate at 160, dropping it to 80. Written for an 80 year-old. Manufacturer still has not fixed bug. #Booster2019
When she started looking, only one group of researchers had published a paper on pacemaker hacking in 2008. #Booster2019 pic.twitter.com/Ob9eyIT69N
She put together a hacking team and outlined risk scenarios. #Booster2019
The DDoS to drain the battery is simple & alarming. WindowsXP as the current platform is terrifying. pic.twitter.com/nOLbJe77A6
Tells story of pacemaker misbehaving during a flight. Doctors / manufacturers discovered a firmware problem (bitflip). #Booster2019 pic.twitter.com/Ws2J3PTOhY
Pacemaker had a back-up that kept the heart at 70bps in case the memory failed (she showed a screen of error messages the tech provided). #Booster2019
Tech gave her a copy of the crash and log files. Which she gave to her students.
Talking about St Jude Medical / Abbott pacemaker security issues (where Muddy Waters shorted the stock before disclosure) and how it took 6 months before FDA announced it and another 6 months to fix.
Closes with reference to Hippocratic Oath for Connected Medical Devices. URLs are from me, not speaker.
Wrapping up #Booster2019 with @RisingLinda as the closing keynote “Meeting Resistance and Moving Forward”. pic.twitter.com/YXP1DUpglp
#Booster2019 @RisingLinda is recommending “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman and/or “Predictablly Irrational” by Dan Ariely. Now discussing confirmation bias. pic.twitter.com/kLxSujWMwU
Backfire Effect: people reject facts in arguments, entrench their views instead; correcting people increases false beliefs.
Notes she is trying to convince an audience by using facts. pic.twitter.com/H44s1b5ueN
Two more book recommendations: “The Righteous Mind” by Jonathan Haidt and “Moral Tribes” by Joshua Greene. #Booster2019 pic.twitter.com/KHTVSazmtr
#booster2019 was another great time. Lovely city, on-point organization (food, coffee), awesome talks & crowd (including an evolter, @MartinBurnsSCO). pic.twitter.com/672iX3iOkv
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