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What success in embedding accessibility looks like – video interview with GAAD’s Jennison Asuncion

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) has arrived again. To celebrate, we’re publishing a video interview with Jennison Asuncion – one half of the team who created the idea, and a good friend of Hassell Inclusion. Jennison’s a well-known advocate for accessibility, who now heads up accessibility at LinkedIn. Watch the video to find out: why Jennison is so passionate about accessibility; how he and Joe Devon came up with the idea behind GAAD; how he embedded accessibility into the ways of working at his old employer – a bank in Canada; and how BS 8878 can help other organisations to do the same. Check it out here…

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Which of Drupal and WordPress is the most accessible content management system? – Digital Accessibility Experts Podcast 5

Most websites these days are created via some form of Content Management System (CMSes). There are lots of CMSes out there. So how do you choose the right one for you? One thing you could think about is how well the CMS allows you to create websites that are accessible. Graham Armfield in our team has been working to make WordPress accessible for years. And Mike Gifford, who has been leading accessibility work on Drupal, is another good friend of ours at Hassell Inclusion. So in this month’s podcast we’ve put them together to discuss their work. Check it out here…

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What’s new in Accessibility in 2019 – standards, authoring tools, frameworks and design thinking

In my final blog on advances in the Accessibility Ecosystem in 2019 I complete the picture, discussing advances in: disabled people’s awareness of, access to, and training in using assistive technologies (ATs); standards for developing software (websites and apps) to work with those ATs; updates in the accessibility of Content Management Systems & JavaScript frameworks; updates in the embedding of accessibility into design patterns and design thinking; and how new standards for embedding accessibility into team processes bring it all together. Check it out…

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