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July 20, 2021

Give people the tools and purpose to make accessibility easy. Then it becomes second nature.

When it is second nature, the increasing complexity feels like a steady, accomplishable climb rather than a brick wall.

Permanent link: Http://blog.angrybunnyman.com/Give-people-the-tools-and-purpose-to-make-accessibility-easy

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July 15, 2021

Accessible e-learning requires accessible tools

Check out this tip to experience the poor interface design caused when e-learning designers keep default settings and do not take advantage of the accessibility tools. You’ll then experience the same course once the accessibility tools have been optimized. Lastly, Elkins outlines and models how to complete three of the biggest tasks required to set up your e-learning with a screen reader successfully.

Source: Toolbox Tip: Why You Should Optimize E-Learning For Screen Readers by By Diane Elkins, https://www.td.org/videos/why-you-should-optimize-e-learning-for-screen-readers

We struggle with this at work with the tools we have available. Not all tools that can create online learning allow for things like accessible tagging of objects. We use Adobe Captivate which just.. can’t do much of what this video suggests…

So YES your e-learning should be accessible. Make sure the tools you use ALLOW you to do so. Don’t buy something that doesn’t support the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines from the W3C.

Permanent link: Http://blog.angrybunnyman.com/accessible-e-learning-requires-accessible-tools


July 13, 2021

Cold take: portraying people as bumbling in infomercials relegates products to meme status that could genuinely provide #accessibility benefits.

That’s setting aside the whole disability = clown” infomercial problem…

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July 11, 2021

Apple on inclusion

It’s also essential to avoid assuming that any disability might prevent someone from wanting to use your app. Making an assumption like this can result in designs that limit an app’s potential audience. In contrast, when you focus on making each app experience accessible, you give everyone the opportunity to benefit from your app in ways that work for them.

Source: Inclusion - Technologies - Human Interface Guidelines - Apple Developer by Apple Inc., https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/inclusion/overview

While the whole guide is good, this point is important to me. And it should be important to designers. A disability doesn’t preclude the desire to use your application. Your application precludes my ability to use because of design choices you made.

Everybody wants to find an application to help them work, play, travel, communicate, and more… these are human needs that can be met.

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July 9, 2021

Embracing remote work is an #accessibility feature. Consider the talent, previously unavailable because going to an office every day took too many spoons, can now get to work anywhere.

Why not make talent acquisition easier?

Permanent link: Http://blog.angrybunnyman.com/Embracing-remote-work-is-an-accessibility-feature

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July 9, 2021

This is a better version of that tool. It takes that takes text and… Posts just the text to my blog, Twitter, and FB. Creates a gradient and text overlay for IG. Actually crops it properly before posting.

Oh also handles paragraphs. And emoji. 👍🏻

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