The case for learning sign language as an accessibility engineer

Once upon a time I was writing a story in my free time with a Deaf 1 character in it (long since condemned to my draft graveyard). My background research suggested knowing a little about ASL (American Sign Language) to get the character right, so I took a 6-week course to get some of the […]

Challenges to digital accessibility now and in the future

Earlier this summer, I was invited to give a talk at an event organized by the Ed-ICT research consortium, in Milton Keynes, UK. Ed-ICT is an international collective of researchers working together to explore the diverse ways in which the experience of learners with disabilities can be improved through technology, with a focus on post-secondary […]

Making it easier to quit: Accessibility for compulsive and problem gamblers

Posted on Thursday, 12 September 2019 by Liz Certa

Most of us involved in building an accessible internet would agree that as the internet integrates into more of our lives and continues to expand in capability, WCAG should expand with it to include more and different kinds of disabilities. David Swallow has recently written a brilliant series on using WCAG to accommodate anxiety disorders, […]

Captions and Transcripts and Audio Descriptions, Oh My!

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2019 by Dennis Deacon
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When individuals consider making video accessible, the accepted (sometimes only) considered solution is captioning. And with audio, the solution is transcripts. Yet, this approach may only partially address the needs of all individuals in certain situations. This article hopes to create awareness around the different methods for providing alternatives to audio and video media and […]