Link: Demuxed Podcast: Accessibility For The Future

This was pointed to me by a coworker – it’s an episode of the Demuxed Podcast, which deals with issues around video engineering.

They delve into the issues around accessibility specifically when it comes to video. I didn’t know the history of competing standards when it comes to captioning files, so that was interesting.

There is also some good “why you should care about accessibility” content in here as well. Give it a listen!

Link: Chrome Bias (and Finding Things To Like in Firefox)

I certainly have a Chrome bias in my work. I will add to this article one anecdotal thing: when I occasionally open Firefox, it is snappy. Firefox never really stuck for me before because it was comparatively slow. That is no longer the case, in my experience.

Link: Accessibility Whack-A-Mole

A great article from A List Apart that reminds us that Accessibility is not a binary thing. You’re not Accessible one day when you weren’t before.

It also acknowledges an issue with Accessibility that rarely is spoken about: it’s often self-contradictory.

I’m dyslexic, and one of the recommendations for reducing visual stress that I’ve found tremendously helpful is low contrast between text and background color. This, though, often means failing to meet accessibility requirements for people who are visually impaired. Once you start really looking, you notice accessibility conflicts large and small cropping up everywhere.