Dan and Dave bring an enlightening report back from the CSUN Accessibility Conference in lovely San Diego, CA.
Dan and Dave just got back from CSUN Accessibility Conference
- “Everyone will have a disability at some point in their life”
- Accessibility is just a branch of usability
- The UN has a ratification to make all their technology accessible
- Voice assistance and AI is on the rise making much more controllable via voice
- Target had an inaccessible app and added someone to their team who was blind to work with them on the development of this app.
- ARIA is somewhat of an override (last resort) way to change something that you can’t do in the code or HTML.
- Using HTML5 tags the way they are intended to be used is a huge step in the right direction.
- How do persons with disabilities use mobile devices?
- What’s the future of accessibility policy in higher ed? In the USA?
- The easiest way to get buy-in would be to just have a disabled person show how they work through a site or an app.
- How to test:
- VNDA tool to see how it works
- Turn on voice controls on Mac
- Just try to tab through a website without a mouse