Episode 10: Web Accessibility with Maria Lamardo

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[00:03:38] Maria explains the resources that people should know about, tools, and techniques in the accessibility space.

[00:08:55] Color issues are touched on with accessibility tools and how to deal with it. An app called, “Color Oracle,” is brought up to help for the color impaired.

[00:12:44] Chris mentions a utility that is very useful called, CUID, which generates unique ideas.

[00:16:12] A trick is explained that is very useful if you don’t want attributes to be passed and a Chrome extension called Vimium is mentioned.

[00:23:00] Maria saw a really great talk at an Accessibility Conference by CB Averitt that you should check out.

[00:28:21] Chrome has an extension called, Focus Indicator, that Maria says, “It’s really cute.” Hear what it does.

[00:29:57] The topic of accessibility “faux pas” of touch devices is discussed.

[00:36:35] If you’re having to retrofit an app with accessibility find out where you can start and where are places you can go to get easy wins.

[00:41:13] Accessible design from the beginning was touched on earlier, but now the discussion is on the bigger picture with layouts.

[00:44:37] Screen readers and compatibility is touched on as well as WCAG resources which have really good coding examples.

[00:47:33] If you want to see a cool YouTube series go check out Rob Dodson’s “A11ycasts!”

Picks of the week:
[00:50:05] Ari has two picks: A song called “The Light,” by The Album Leaf. Also, a song called, “Da Funk,” by Daft Punk.
[00:50:33] Chris has two picks: A game called, “Disco Elysium,” and to protect against the COVID-19 virus using scarves and bandanas instead of surgical masks.
[00:54:40] Elizabeth’s pick is a keyboard shortcut on VS code, Ctrl+G, on Mac and Windows.
[00:56:57] Maria’s pick is that she let her dog lead her on a walk recently and he led them to a secret new dog park inside their neighborhood and it has changed her life!
[00:58:01] Ben has two picks: Check out Maria’s talk at VueConf on Vue Mastery and the tv show, “Survivor” Season 33: Millennials Vs. Gen-X.

Resources:
Maria Lamardo's Twitter
Maria Lamardo's Linkedin
Pendo
Color Oracle
Vimium
Cuid
Focus Indicator
CB Averitt
Vue Enterprise Boilerplate base-link component
GitHub Ally Organization
Rob Dodson-A11ycasts on YouTube
Vue School-Web Accessibility with Maria
“The Light” by The Album Leaf
“Da Funk” by Daft Punk
Disco Elysium
VS Code shortcut
Web Accessibility Talk at VueConf with Maria
“Survivor”-Season 33

Sponsor:
Linode

Special Guest: Maria Lamardo.

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