Positive Advertisements that Include Accessibility

Inclusion is the goal for all accessibility professionals. Our goal is to give everyone the freedom to accomplish any task independently. We also recognize the importance of social inclusion of people of all abilities. I’ve created a playlist of videos on YouTube that include people with different abilities in a positive spirit without falling into […]

Android accessibility for developers and QA

Android Accessibility Bangalore Accessibility Week October 6-10, 2014 Ted Drake, Intuit Accessibility This presentation borrows heavily from the great presentations given by the Google Accessibility team at Google iO 2014 Android Accessibility Videos Illustration by unknown: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/559501953680642594/

QuickBooks Desktop Accessibility

Find out how QuickBooks Desktop for Windows was rebuilt to make it accessible. QuickBooks for Desktop was originally developed before Microsoft’s accessibility APIs. The program was built upon custom drawn elements and the accessibility was always minimal. However, a small group of developers and users worked together in 2013 to fix the issues within the […]

Hitting the accessibility high notes with ARIA

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) allows web developers to make their complex web applications accessible. This presentation will introduce ARIA attributes and how they establish landmarks, states, and roles. Learn how to use the basic elements that belong on every application. This presentation will also show more advanced topics, such as invalid form inputs, live […]

Focus control and mobile accessibility

This post follows a presentation I gave at the Mobile+Web Conference in Boston, July 2013. This deals specifically with the impact of providing focusability in mobile applications, whether iOS, Android, or web applications. Each platform provides unique methods and requirements. Focus Management and Accessibility on iOS, Android, and HTML5 from Ted Drake