Carie’s upcoming schedule

Carie Fisher is presenting at these upcoming events.

Florida DrupalCamp

Accessible Audio & Video

Have you ever wanted to watch a live event but couldn’t find your headphones, so you turned on the captions? Or maybe you didn’t quite catch the last few talking points from your favorite podcast, so you decided to read the transcript instead? If so, you probably understand the importance and convenience of having alternative ways to access audio and video content.

In this session, you’ll learn about the specific WCAG standards for audio-only, video-only, and multimedia content. We will explore methods and services for generating and managing captions and transcripts in your media and provide resources to help you get started with making inclusive media content. This knowledge will also help you design and build the appropriate layouts and features in your digital products to accommodate users with different environmental and sensory needs, such as the millions of people with hearing loss or visual impairment worldwide.

18 February 2023


Essential Accessibility Annotations for a Smoother Design-to-Development Handoff

Accessibility annotations are similar in concept to design annotations in that they are often added to a wireframe or design to help explain elements that a developer may not otherwise perceive, understand, or account for during implementation. Instead of highlighting design elements, accessibility annotations focus on areas where accessibility conformance standards will come into play once the design has been translated into code. Today there are hundreds of annotation toolkits, plugin options, and just as many articles, tutorials, and demos explaining how they work.

While it is true that accessibility annotations have made communication between the designer and developer more straightforward, what exactly is being said? Are developers getting too much information or not enough? Since it is not possible to annotate every little aspect of accessibility in a design file, what annotations are essential for the greatest user impact?

This talk will explore accessibility design annotations from the perspective of a front-end developer who has been handed many a design file over their career and had to make the most accessible choices possible based on limited information.

16 March 2023

SmashingConf SF

CSS + Accessibility: Best friends or worst enemies?

Luckily accessibility is no longer an afterthought for most design and development teams. That is partly due to people like Carie Fisher, who have been spreading the word, and working with the Google Dev team to push the agenda forward.

In her talk, Carie will show how to build more accessible websites.

23 May 2023