Wendy Chisholm

Stairs make the building inaccessible, not the wheelchair. Co-author of Universal Design for Web Applications. Strategist for Microsoft. @wendyabc at twitter.

Slides

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I’ve posted my slides from Tuesday’s presentation on slideshare (inclusive universe). However, the flash that is embedded on the slideshare page is not accessible: the buttons are not labeled and the alt-text has been stripped from the PDF. I’ve sent a comment via their web site. Anyone know someone who works there? I’d love to talk to someone in person.

Therefore, here’s a tagged PDF version (inclusive universe). Is anyone out there screaming at their monitor/speakers/braille display? I tested the PDF with Jaws and everything except page 9 seems to come through all right (see notes below). This is definitely an experiment – my first non-html slide set – so please let me know if you have any trouble accessing the slides. I’m more than happy to provide HTML, but do want to give this one a try.

Here’s the text for slide 9:

This page intentionally left blank to illustrate the view of gmail to someone who is blind or not viewing the screen for some reason. At this point in my presentation, I did a quick demo of mobile speak on an htc shadow reading gmail…trying to further emphasize the importance of challenging your assumptions about your users.

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July 11th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

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  1. Rashmi Sinha is a creator of slideshare. You’ll find her blog if you look. She seems pretty cool, from her blog–curious to know her response to the issue you uncovered.

    Ryan Turner

    12 Jul 08 at 11:14 pm

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