Start your A11y Journey: How to Become an Accessibility Advocate

A presentation at Virtual Coffee February Lightning Talk in February 2021 in by Todd Libby

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Start Your A11y Journey How to become an Accessibility Advocate Todd Libby - @toddlibby

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100% Accessibility Advocate

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One quarter! 25% of the world has a disability of some form. • Cognitive

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One quarter! 25% of the world has a disability of some form. • Cognitive • Visual

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One quarter! 25% of the world has a disability of some form. • Cognitive • Visual • Motor Skill

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One quarter! 25% of the world has a disability of some form. • Cognitive • Visual • Motor Skill • Situational

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Buy-In

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Advocate

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Assess

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Establish

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More Buy-In

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Importance

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Laws & Guidelines Different laws for different countries • USA: American Disabilities Act (ADA) • Canada: Accessible Canada Act (ACT) • EU: EN 301 549 - When WCAG 2.2 is released, it will be considered for inclusion in the EU standard. • England: Equality Act 2010, combined several equal access acts and regulations, including the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). BSI 8878 standard. • Find out more! h ps://www.telerik.com/blogs/the-international- tt accessibility-standards-you-need-to-follow

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Lived Experiences

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Evolving

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Employ!

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Understand

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Ask!

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“…our industry as a whole thinks less and less about accessibility (not that we ever had an A game on the subject), and talks less and less about progressive enhancement, preferring to chase the ephemeral goal posts of over-engineered solutions to non-problems.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

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“Accessibility is a right. NOT a privilege. Todd 🦞

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Thank You!