Presentation: Making Accessible Content Easy and Part of Your Work

This was originally presented as an online workshop for the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education, University of Pittsburgh on February 5, 2015. If you’re familiar with my presentations, everything up to and including the introduction to universal design is quite similar to my past presentations (especially the most recent one). However, after that, this presentation focuses solely on creating content, both online (such as using WordPress) and using software (such as Microsoft Word). As you can imagine, this presentation was geared towards non-technical users, going into much more detail on content guidelines than in any of my other presentations, and for UPitt faculty and staff. Continue reading Presentation: Making Accessible Content Easy and Part of Your Work

Making Web Services Accessible With Universal Design

This was presented as a webinar for the Education Institute on Thursday, January 22, 2015. This presentation is mostly an amalgamation of the Access 2014 and LibTechConf 2014 presentations. There are a couple of small sections (namely analytics, how ever did I forget about that?) that have been added, but a lot of it is recap for those who have seen my presentations before. Continue reading Making Web Services Accessible With Universal Design

Mozilla: Effective Community Building Practices

This morning, I got to attend a session where Mozilla folks spoke about some strategies and methods they have found work for them in building community. It was definitely an interesting session. The only thing was that it was very development centric (focused on bugs and patches). I would’ve liked to hear any efforts going on with getting more contributions from non-technical people who might be able to help with testing, documentation, etc. Continue reading Mozilla: Effective Community Building Practices