Open Government Data – A virtual revolution

There’s a tremendous amount of government data available on the internet today. It’s an open data revolution led by the United States and the United Kingdom. This data ranges from the basic (crime, weather, finances, education) to the obscure (suicide rates, bicycle accidents). Through analysis, data can expose inefficiencies, corruption, geo-distributed social patterns, and successful policies. Data transparency flips the tables and gives citizens the tools to hold government more accountable.

That Deaf Guy AKA Ken Bolingbroke

The following was written by a Yahoo! engineer to help his co-workers understand his deafness. He wrote this to answer the myriad of questions and to make meetings more productive. It was originally published on the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab’s web site. The Background I was diagnosed with a hearing loss when I was four years […]

Make your presentations accessible

I give a lot of presentations at conferences that include people with vision and hearing disabilities. I try to make my presentations informative for the entire audience. Here are some of my tips. Create a vocabulary list for sign language interpreters Before I give a presentation, I spend a few minutes going through the slides […]

Accessibility + YUI – creating accessible forms

This presentation was created for the YUI Conference, November 2013 by Sarbbottam and Ted Drake. Sample code is available at GitHub Bruce Lee toy photos courtesy [CC] images by Shaun Wong on Flickr. Watch the full presentation (includes closed captions): You can also view the slides: YUI + Accessibility: Welcome the whole world from Ted […]

Developing a mobile accessibility strategy

This presentation was created for the TechShare conference in Delhi, India Feb. 2014 It shows how Intuit’s mobile strategy has encouraged accessible mobile applications. The secret behind Intuit’s mobile accessibility strategy is that it has less to do with accessibility and everything to do with user experience and user-based design. Developing a mobile accessibility strategy […]