#12 – Amber Hinds on Why Accessibility Matters

#12 – Amber Hinds on Why Accessibility Matters

Posted by WP Tavern on February 2, 2022 at 7:29 am
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About this episode. On the podcast today we have Amber Hinds. She works at Equalize Digital, and became interested in online accessibility when she was given the job of creating a website for a public university. Given that the site was funded with public money, the finished site needed to be built with accessibility in mind. Since then Amber has been learning about accessibility, and educating others in how to build accessible websites through projects like the WordPress Accessibility Meetup. Today we talk about what online accessibility means, and how it ought to influence any website build. We consider the situations people who need an accessible website might find themselves in. What are they experiencing as they browse the web and what tools are they using? Is there a legal / moral responsibility to build accessible websites, and is it enough to have a website which is partially accessible? What tools can you use to help in this endeavour, and what tools you might want to avoid? Useful links. WordPress Accessibility Meetup Amber’s Accessibility Checker Web Accessibility Laws & Policies WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool axe Accessibility Testing Tool NV Access Siteimprove Monsido Pope Tech Overlay Fact Sheet Overlay False Claims…

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