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Accessible Open Source Software. Accessibility is a user experience…. Standards and laws help us get there but are not an end in themselves. Definition. Accessibility means all users – including those with disabilities – can get the same information and perform the same functions.

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Accessible open source software

Accessible Open SourceSoftware


Accessible open source software

Accessibility is a user experience…

Standards and laws help us get there but are not an end in themselves


Definition

Definition

Accessibility means all users – including those with disabilities – can get the same information and perform the same functions


Official disabilities

Official Disabilities

  • Visual (including blind, low vision, and color blind)

  • Hearing

  • Motor/Physical

  • Speech

  • Cognitive Learning


Addressing disability access

Addressing disability access

…also improves access in these conditions:

  • Low bandwidth

  • Old Browser

  • Missing Plugins

  • No Speakers

  • Small Display (pda, mobile phone)

  • Noisy Environment … and more


Techniques

Techniques:

  • Alternatives to images – image attribute alt=“description goes here”

  • Active images (links) MUST have meaningful alt text

  • Illustrative images require judgement

  • Spacer images MUST have empty alt alt=“”


Techniques cont

Techniques, cont

2. Navigation, including within each page

  • All functions must be keyboard accessible

  • Use structural tags as intended :

    • h1, h2 to indicate page outline

    • list markup for lists


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Techniques, cont

3. Emerging best practice for dynamic, scripted content found on:

  • WAI-ARIA Roadmap (web)

  • IAccessible2 (applications)

    With background and links on the Codeathon wiki


Experienced accessibility folks

Experienced Accessibility folks

  • Sharron Rush

  • CharlesChen

  • Kelsey Ruger (available by phone)

    Let us help!


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