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Promotion and Outreach Misc
28 July 2016 Twitter chat with White House folks
announcements & general tweets:
- @WhiteHouse https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/758668825449627648
- https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/758683136985227266 Lots of W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines & resources to help make the Web accessible at http://w3.org/WAI
- https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/758692731803803648 Helpful for awareness: Web #Accessibility Perspectives Videos http://j.mp/WAIperspectives
w3c_wai replied to:
- https://twitter.com/RudermanFdn/status/758680267313799169 "How can we bridge the gap between web accessibility and modern design conventions?"
- https://twitter.com/jentdexter/status/758697839912509440 "Video content is everywhere. How do we assure captioning is more available & reliable"
- https://twitter.com/ada25celebrate/status/758682744004030465 "How can we better improve communications so resources to create accessible online content are utilized"
- https://twitter.com/lschindler/status/758681421623861249 Think of how EVERYONE can benefit from: closed captions, audio description, graphic alt-texts. How can we ALL help promote?
- https://twitter.com/MgmAUCD/status/758693086679760896 "If web access rules can't get done what suggestions do U have 4 implementing good practices?"
- https://twitter.com/fienen/status/758480326838452224 "What plans does @w3c_wai have for creating #a11y standards that can be more nimble and respect evolving tech?"
- https://twitter.com/TinaKopic/status/758678297295413248 Are there any web elements to stay away from if we wanted our site to be fully screen reader accessible?
- https://twitter.com/marksenk/status/758679705251934208 "Any way to eliminate captchas? Access so often blocked by those"
- ... (a few more maybe coming)
Some positive feedback:
- TY for your amazingly easy to understand resources!! https://twitter.com/click2carney/status/758709985815572482
- Find these @W3C #WCAG resources invaluable. https://twitter.com/debraruh/status/758683443135995904
- Excellent and much needed resource! Could be easily integrated in #webdev training, design coursework https://twitter.com/TVI_ting/status/758702139799703553
- Love these intro-to-digital-access videos by @w3c_wai -#a11y essential for #disabled people, useful for all https://twitter.com/LFLegal/status/758701232152121346
- Now here's a useful page if you're the one responsible for your church website. https://twitter.com/DisabilityJ/status/758694340936032256
- @w3c_wai #Web is essential. U are in a #Cave, or #Under a #rock without it. https://twitter.com/Dukebluehulk/status/758673761889611776
- ...@w3c_wai does great work. ... https://twitter.com/rshuttle/status/758681641036447744
- These are terrific--thanks for sharing! https://twitter.com/lschindler/status/758720578450849793
HTML course comments
- New elements and accessibility
I like the new elements and plan to use them. I have not been as diligent about accessibility as I should have been. The course makes me realize how shortsighted and irresponsible that is, and motivates me to make my sites accessible going forward.
- Accessibility issues continue
I started building websites in the 1980s, and since I worked with people unable to read regular print material, I learned early on to make the webpages accessible to screen readers and enlargers. Of course, much has changed since then, when nearly all one had to do was add ALT tags to images. I'm glad to see it is being discussed here!
- great to see accessibility brought in at the beginning
I really appreciate the inclusion of accessibility concerns in these beginning dicussions as it it so often an after thought.
I am also pleased to see accessibility concerns. I had not thought much about it until I began studying this course, and right away, I have learned something new.
- Good to know about accessibility
I think I made a good decision to take this course. I heard about the term accessibility, but i never know what i should do with it. Now i know, and i think it is really important. I will definitely use the best practice taught in this course for my work. I am really enjoying this course. Thank you.
- Excellent Details
I'm really glad I'm taking this course. I'm a big fan of doing things by following standards and this will help me create my websites more user friendly. Yes, I do plan to use the new structural elements in my immediate web design. I have never heard about *accessibility* before. The best practices presented in this lecture will definitely help me achieve better results.
I have created several websites in the past, but I don't think they are compliant as I have just learnt today :) Hmmm, back to the drawing board.
- Week 1 Post
While I am familiar with HTML, I am not an experienced developer (I took one Web development course and we used HTML4 and the div element heavily). These new standards make a lot of sense to me and I will certainly apply them.
I have heard of accessibility; however, I have not considered it at the level presented here. In teaching some online courses, I always made sure to provide text descriptions of images, but relied on LMS to manage the rest. This is great information and really makes me think that developers should test content for accessibility at a higher level.
- New Structural elements
I was lacking of this methodology and the theory of the structural elements, barely I had read some references and went right into coding without knowing a thing about accesbility, now that I understand the basis of those concepts I can picture every code I have written adaptep to a simple structure and I´m playing to convert every code to a more accesable structure :D this site rocks!
- Seizure-provoking content
I really appreciate this information on accessibility. Though I checked the links for further info, I was unable to locate info on content that provokes seizures. Can you post a link or direct me to where I can find that info on the page?
[(another student gave her the answer)]
Ideas for columns
- Mobile & accessibility overlap, how WAI's guidelines cover "mobile accessibility",
cool new work on IndieUI
- Difference between ARIA & accessibility
- Using the Before and After Demonstration to understand and teach accessibility
- Encouraging your authoring tool to meet ATAG, in order to make your life easier!
- What is accessibility with future-oriented stuff
- How WAI guidelines relates to other things in the world
- Accessible gaming
- Accessibility fuels innovation (e.g., many of the features of your mobile phone were initially developed for people with disabilities - including the phone itself ages ago!)
- Why & How to Make Presentations Accessible to All