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[personal profile] deborah
The problems with crappy accessibility, illustrated. The National Federation of the Blind has put together some videos of the kind of problems screenreader users run into when trying to use Gmail or Google Docs. It's sometimes very difficult to explain to people without disabilities exactly the complexities of using inaccessible tools, and I really hope that these videos make the misery concrete for people.

Actually I'm kind of thinking it's a good resource in general. Screencasts of using inaccessible websites or inaccessible applications, from users with a variety of needs including keyboard-only, speech to text, high contrast, zoom, etc. Obviously not all adaptive needs will be easily translatable; you can't really show a visual processing disorder with a screencast, for example. But still, a very nifty resource within its limitations.

Date: 2011-03-21 11:41 pm (UTC)
ayelle: New glasses. Laptop cam, Feb 2010.  (new glasses)
From: [personal profile] ayelle
Thank you for this!

Date: 2011-03-22 07:50 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
I've only watched the first two so far, but I've already learned a lot. Thanks for the links!

Date: 2011-03-22 12:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synecdochic
I was thinkign the same thing -- when I was starting to put together the a11y talk for LCA (that i wound up not doing due to health/not being able to travel) I was thinking that a "this is what people experience" type video would be a really good way of communicating things to people who don't have those needs.

It almost makes me want to start up some sort of organization/etc to provide information, etc, for a11y in the open source world like The Ada Initiative is intended to be for women in open source. But then I remember that I have to sleep sometimes. *G*
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