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Podcast #85: Drupal 7 Accessibility

Dennis speaks with Everett Zufelt (@ezufelt) on Drupal and the accessibility improvements in Drupal 7 which is now in beta. Drupal is an increasingly popular open-source content management system (CMS).

Download Web Axe Episode 85 (Drupal 7 Accessibility)

[Transcript of podcast 85]

Transcript sponsored by Accessibility DC (@AccessibilityDC), meetups on accessibility in the Washington, DC, area.

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Podcast #79: CSUN 2010 Preview

Dennis and guest Jennison Asuncion discuss the upcoming CSUN conference, formally titled The 25th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference. Discussion includes helpful hints about the conference, session previews, and special events. The event is March 22-27 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Diego, California.

Download Web Axe Episode 79 (CSUN 2010 Preview)

[transcript of podcast 79]

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Roundup: Accessibility Links on Twitter

Here’s a list of some great links relating to web accessibility going around Twitter last week.

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Podcast #75: Jeremy Keith Interview, Google Wave

Ross interviews web guru Jeremy Keith; Dennis and Ross discuss news, articles, and Google Wave.

Download Web Axe Episode 75 (Jeremy Keith Interview, Google Wave)


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Accessibility Review of Google Wave

Google Wave Preview Accessibility Review by Jared Smith. Jared tactfully explains how web accessibility of Google Wave fails miserably. For example:

  • Alternative text is not provided for any images.
  • Background images are used to convey content.
  • Roles, states, and other accessibility properties are not defined.
  • There is no document or heading structure or semantics.
  • Form elements do not have labels or titles.
  • Keyboard focus indication is hidden, making keyboard navigation nearly impossible.
  • Keyboard focus is often trapped.
  • The application becomes unusable and unreadable when text size is increased only slightly.

Jeremy Keith Interview

Co-host Ross Johnson speaks with Jeremy Keith,, a web standards guru, author, and speaker. Here are some great Jeremy Keith links:

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The podcast was originally cut off by a couple minutes at the end. It is now fixed. Full running time is about 1 hour and 12 minutes.

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Assistive Technology, Captivate, and Accessify

Browse Assistive Technology – learn about all kinds of Assistive Technology for different types of disabilities.

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What to do with Accessify? – Give Ian some ideas! (By the way, check out the Accessify post Interview with Accessible Twitter creator Dennis Lembree.)