Featured: Evolving resources
I’m always hunting for accessibility resources, and have mentioned in this space how I keep a running list of my favorites. Well, I’m not the only one. Accessibility professional, Paul J. Adam keeps his updated constantly, and usually sends out a tweet when he changes it. It’s a great page to bookmark for future reference because you just might discover a resource that could help you learn something new or reinvent your workflow.
Check out Paul J. Adam’s accessibility resources.
News and links
New features in NVDA: Interactive Accessibility has a nice roundup of the new features in the open source screen reader.
Accessibility in Office 365, progress and plans: From the blog post: “… the Office 365 team is not only using data from accessibility conformance tests, but also conducting usability studies with people who have vision, mobility, hearing, learning and literacy impairments to make our products more usable and to allow every person to achieve more.”
New site crowd sources accessibility information: Interactive Accessibility has a short post about AccessNow, a “web based app that shows the accessibility status of hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and tourist destination all gathered from the globally crowdsourced information. The information is shown on an interactive map giving the user the benefit of the knowledge prior to traveling to the location.”
Resources, tools and tutorials
- Accessibility prioritization: your tactical roadmap [part 2] (blog post)
- How to make videos accessible (blog post)
- Using ARIA effectively with HTML5 (blog post)
- Writing content for everyone (blog post)
- What a web page might look like to one person with dsxyliea (code)
- War stories: My journey from blindness to building a fully conversational user interface (blog post)
- We know you have alt text, Twitter (blog post)
New to A11y
Fast Company takes you behind how Microsoft sees disability as an engine for innovation.
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