Category Archives: Web design

Access 2014: We’re All Disabled! Part 2: Building Accessible (Web) Services with Universal Design

This was presented at Access 2014 in a half hour time slot, so I was pretty tight on time. Recording of the stream should be available on the Access Conference Website at some point. Continue reading

LibTechConf 2014 Presentation: We Are All Disabled! Universal Web Design Making Web Services Accessible for Everyone

This is the full write-up for the presentation I did at LibTechConf 2014, not including the Q&A section. There are slight differences from the actual presentation, primarily having removed the questions I asked the audience and in a couple of cases, adding further notes or source information.  Continue reading

Accessible WordPress Theme: Creating a Fully Accessible TwentyTwelve Child Theme

To make up for the lack of post last week (apologies, things have just been too busy), a special post this week. Before working on the new website, I once again did some searching for an accessible WordPress theme. Unfortunately, I found little that would meet my needs as I required WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) level AA at the minimum, but preferably something that would be as accessible as possible.

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Death to the Website Carousel

UPDATE (March 6, 20104) : Added a new example, and did some minor fixes.

This is not by any means a new idea, but as I am in the process of redesigning the website, I did think about the carousel. The existing website doesn’t have one, but glancing at my WordPress statistics, the image carousel plugin review post has been getting the highest number of hits, and I have that post for a reason (that is I had to put one into the last site I did). Continue reading

Code4LibBC: Accessible Website Process Toolkit & Buy In

During the Code4LibBC breakout sessions, we had an ‘accessibility corner’. We talked about a lot of different things, but we covered two major topics: the process we might go through, and how to get buy in. While we have a google doc with notes from the breakout, hopefully this blog post organizes those notes and other thoughts into something a little more cohesive. Continue reading

Code4LibBC: Shifting Perspectives: From Disability Accommodation to Universal Design

For this presentation, I decided to speak more broadly on accessibility (rather than focus specifically on web accessibility), partly because it’s so short (5-10 minute lightning talk) and partly due to the fact that despite it being a “Code4Lib” regional, we wanted to promote cross collaboration across all skill and knowledge levels. I still used a technology example, but had physical space related examples as well. Continue reading