August Meeting - 5 Simple Rules for Accessibility

Hello all!

After a brief summer hiatus we are back and ready to continue our ongoing dialog about how to make technology accessible to everyone!

This month's meeting I'll be talking about the "5 Simple Rules" to make software accessible:

Making an application accessible can be a daunting task, especially if you are looking to add accessibility to an existing design.  The question I hear most often when it comes to accessibility is, “Where do we start?”

This talk will take a look at how to make an application accessible by starting with some very basic things to think about.  What we’ll discover how applications can become more usable for everyone by including considerations for how people interact with technology, regardless of ability or expertise.

We will be meeting in the Comcast Center in room 45A.  I hope to see everyone!

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  • Chip C.

    Thanks for the thoughtful conversation and sharing of ideas. I look forward to the next event.

    August 7, 2013

  • Austin S.

    Wonderful! Inspirational!

    August 6, 2013

  • Dave Taylor (Taylored Web S.

    I'm not sure why, but I wasn't on the list at the desk, and I had signed up at least a couple of days ago. I got in ( but probably not from good looks). Hopefully it will be fixed next time.

    Thanks

    August 5, 2013

    • Andrew L.

      Funny thing is, you were on the list... don't know why they gave you a hard time. Sorry about that!

      August 6, 2013

    • Dave Taylor (Taylored Web S.

      Maybe he thought Dave and David were different names?

      August 6, 2013

  • Dennis M.

    Interesting, wide-ranging and open discussion. I like presentations and demonstrations on things about which I am frighteningly ignorant, but this was a refreshing change.

    August 6, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Thank you all for a fantastic conversation! I'm thrilled that so many people were able to make it. I'm really looking forward to September's meeting.

    I mentioned a few resources last night that might be of interest to people:

    AOL's DHTML Style Guide - http://access.aol.com/dhtml-style-guide-working-group/
    WebAIM (A great accessibility training resource) - http://webaim.org/
    WebAnywhere (a browser-based screen reader) - http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/
    WGAC Guidelines (Distills web accessibility principles into a handful of guidelines) - http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/
    Xooie (Comcast's UI framework w/ a focus on accessibility) - http://github.com/Comcast/Xooie

    August 6, 2013

  • Joseph G.

    Great interactive roundtable!

    August 5, 2013

  • Vibiana Bowman C.

    This was my first meeting and it was excellent. The presentation and the related conversations had me scribbling notes to bring back to my workplace team.

    August 5, 2013

  • Dave Taylor (Taylored Web S.

    .i had a short conversation with Bob Ricca after the meetup, and we were talking about how good it would be to have some talks on:
    - how a designer incorporates accessibility in the design / UX process
    - how a developer incorporates accessibility into the development process
    - how a tester tests usability

    August 5, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    When you arrive at the Comcast center, stop by the front desk in the lobby and they'll direct you to the right place

    August 5, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    *** Update ***

    Due to a slight snafu with the ordering, dinner will NOT be provided for this meeting, so grab a snack before heading over!

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    *************

    August 5, 2013

  • Robert F.

    I'm excited for this!!!

    July 26, 2013

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