Breakfast catchup

The usual bimonthly catchup at Milk and Honey

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  • Vivienne C.

    Hi all

    So nice to see you all this morning. Here is the US Department of Transportation brief on website accessibility: http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/new-dot-rules-make-flying-easier-passengers-disabilities And here is the link to Media Access Australia's discussion on that airline decision: http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/general/us-air-travel-access-rules-will-affect-australian-airlines

    November 19, 2013

  • pip

    Amazing company. Yeah all good amazing outcomes our hero vivienne tells us that all airlines all over the world passing through american airspace have a Very short timeline to become fully web accessibility compliant. Yeah! Sometimes progress is good!

    November 19, 2013

  • Vivienne C.

    conversation and food super as usual

    November 19, 2013

  • David V.

    Hi Morgan,
    At the previous Meetup you'd mentioned an accessibility checker plugin for Drupal that works in a WYSIWYG editor. Could you share a link with the group: I'd like to implement it here.

    November 19, 2013

  • Morgan S.

    Great to see a large turnout. Now one thing I was hoping to take out of this would any further feedback from the Easy Checks document before I submit it.

    I posted some of the main points here: http://www.meetup.com/Perth-accessibility/messages/boards/thread/39005952 - I've got a great reply from Vivienne which I have already taken on board.

    And here is Gary's Sketchup notes from the meeting: http://www.meetup.com/Perth-accessibility/photos/17813662/

    But if there are any thoughts or other considerations, please let me know on the day and I will be happy to take them on board before I submit some feedback on the document on behalf of the group.

    I will get there (as usual), just before 8.00am, so plenty of time of chatting and catching up before I arrive and get all project managey :-)

    November 18, 2013

    • Geoff W.

      Yes Morgan that's it.

      November 18, 2013

    • David V.

      The document provides a good example of screen magnification and contrasting but not how a screen reader would interpret a site. I'd like to suggest the inclusion of some reference to built in (i.e. operating system) screen readers to help demonstrate this aspect: Windows Narrator / Mac VoiceOver / Linux Orca / Chrome ChromeVox. This would be particularly important if the document is aimed at the "non-technical"­. Would need to be accompanied by the very basics of how to navigate through a site using it. If Appendices were added it would be worth adding references to other generic, less technical screen readers such as ChromeVox and WebAnywhere. For me this would be about awareness raising which is one aspect Managers / Executives / CEOs lack when discussing web accessibility and its importance.

      November 19, 2013

  • Rosemary S.

    This is tomorrow isn't it?

    November 18, 2013

    • Morgan S.

      Hi Rosemary. Sure is!

      November 18, 2013

  • Geoff W.

    I come for the white choc and raspberry muffins and stay for the enlightened conversation.

    November 18, 2013

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