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Top tips for accessibility

Heidi Laidler, Media Access Australia’s User Experience Designer, gave a recent talk about how to test for accessibility at a ‘Hack 4 Good’ event attended by web professionals from around the country. Discover the top tips for accessibility from a user experience point of view, in this captivating podcast article.

Listen to Heidi’s complete address where she delves into the details of how to effectively test for accessibility and incorporate inclusive design principles into your web and digital communications.

Read the transcript of Heidi Laidler’s talk on top tips for accessibility

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Read full article at Source: Top tips for accessibility – Media Access Australia

9 Video Secrets Only Top Marketers Know – Ai-Media

4. They know that mobile is king and silence is golden.

On Facebook, three-quarters of all video content is seen on a mobile device. Since smartphones allow us to watch videos anywhere that’s connected to the Internet, we’re watching video almost everywhere. And when you’re in public places, silence is golden.Here’s a look at how our Facebook fans typically consume our videos. This is one of our posts that went viral with over 6 million views. What’s noticeable is how that over 5 million of those views were without sound.

On this occasion that’s 82% of all views being without sound.

According to Facebook:“In mobile-feed environments, people prefer having the choice to opt in to sound. Our research found that when feed-based mobile video ads play loudly when people aren’t expecting it, 80% react negatively, both toward the platform and the advertiser.

Advertisers should take this into account when creating video ads, making sure their stories don’t require sound to communicate their message.

”Adding closed captions to your video allows your audience to watch silently and discreetly on their morning commute (or from the bathroom stall) without drawing any attention to themselves.

According to Facebook, adding captions leads people to spend an average of 12% more time watching your videos. In a world where time is our most precious commodity, that’s more time being spent watching your content.

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Read full article at Source: 9 Video Secrets Only Top Marketers Know – Ai-Media

Accessibility Checker Goes Open Source

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day today! To celebrate it in a big way, we would like to announce that as of today, Accessibility Checker for CKEditor will be available also under an Open Source GPL license. If you care about accessibility, want to learn more about how important it is, and get to know our new product, read on!

The StoryAccessibility support has always been a priority issue at CKSource. CKEditor complies with most important industry standards, recommendations and checklists plus it includes a number of features that make it easy to use with assistive technologies.Last year we decided to give our dedication to web accessibility a big boost and entered the market with Accessibility Checker – an innovative tool that enables you to check your content for accessibility issues and fix them before you go live.​

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Read full article at Source: Accessibility Checker Goes Open Source | CKSource.com

Universal design for organisations – digital accessibility video – MAA

Through an alliance with Australian Network on Disability (AND), Media Access Australia (MAA) contributed and helped organise the digital accessibility stream of AND’s annual conference, which was held in Sydney on 17 May 2016.

Presentation video

https://youtu.be/kCaRJCAxrNY

Presentation video transcriptRather than hear from Media Access Australia about our services and approach to managing digital accessibility with AND members, we believed that the best engagement for the audience would be achieved by hearing directly from another member.

Natalie Collins, Deputy CEO at MAA was the session facilitator and shared the stage with Sarah Abbott, the Senior Manager, Group Diversity and Inclusion, at Commonwealth Bank.

Sarah outlined the strategies and approaches that they took to gain cut-through, influence, and improve digital accessibility across the organisation, and how universal design principles are changing the way digital services meet the needs of users.

Source: Videos – Media Access Australia

Microsoft celebrates inclusive design with microsite and video – WinBeta

Inclusive design, or universal design, is an important part of the design world. The concept isn’t often enough given focus compared to other disciplines, despite the importance of its application in everyday life to making products accessible to anyone. Microsoft, whose products are used by billions around the world, are of course familiar with the principles of inclusive design, and the company’s Design department has recently made a microsite, along with a short documentary to celebrate this design discipline.Inclusive design is all about breaking down the barriers to products and experiences,

Microsoft itself of course gets a mention with perhaps their most universal product to date: Skype Translator, which is universal because it breaks down the biggest barrier between human interactions across different nations and culture, language. The sci-fi-like feature was shown to enable students in Seattle in the U.S. to converse normally with their Chinese counterparts half the world over, each in their natural tongue.

Going further than just bridging the language gap, Skype Translator is also shown to help students with hearing disabilities integrating into a normal classroom environment by translating speeches into text for reading.

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BraunAbility MXV: Accessibility done CNET style (CNET On Cars, Episode 87)

Something new for “accessibility news” … accessible vehicles.

2016 BraunAbillty MXV makes a Ford Explorer a cool accessible vehicle.

VIDEO: BraunAbility MXV: Accessibility done CNET style (CNET On Cars, Episode 87)

We’ve recently realized on this high tech show, we’ve never done a piece on wheelchair accessible vehicles. And that’s an oversight because they are an interesting slice of automotive engineering, and have long left the days of being kind of, After market, and they’re fit and finished. Not the least of which is something called the BraunAbility MXV a conversion built on a Ford platform, caught our eye. We thought it was time to get one in and check the tech.

Now the [UNKNOWN] ability NXV is based on a 16 Explorer, but you look at it and your eye says something isn’t right, is that really an Explorer yes. Proportions are different. Different and what your eyes being drawn to is the fact that it’s had its floor between the axle line dropped a large ten inches. Now, let’s see where that got them behind the other amazing piece of engineering. This is Akutagra, what used to be a hinged door on this stock Explore. Now, it becomes what they call a pop-out door. A completely customized motorized hinged and projector. That articulates the door out and then you’ve got a built in, belly stowed power ramp that comes out in sequence with it. [MUSIC] It looks like it’s just enough.

This is co-engineered with Ford. Cuz it’s major engineering. Look at this apparatus that had to be invented to create a pop out door out a hinge door. Similarly impressive what they did to this B pillar. Look how narrow it is now. This is a deceptively big deal. They had to curve this back to create reasonable usable wheelchair access with. I mean, look to the right side of that ramp pit but at the same time you can’t give up. The front seats in the MXV aren’t too far from the 007’s Aston Martin. But they don’t eject up they just come out. Unlock this, rotate this and you wheel them down the ramp. And when they are in the vehicle they retain full power adjustment and their airbag function. Thanks to an impressive wiring harness. The MXV is only available In front wheel drive. Once you drop the floor ten inches there’s now way to get a driveshaft to the back for all wheel drive.

Source: BraunAbility MXV: Accessibility done CNET style (CNET On Cars, Episode 87)

Five ways to increase video accessibility and minimise cost | Access iQ

Making your video content accessible is one of the most costly components of web accessibility, but there are several ways you can reduce expenses.

Five ways to increase video accessibility and minimise cost | Access iQ

With more than half the population accessing videos online, there’s no doubt that multimedia is a powerful medium with which to reach your audience and maximise the impact of your message.

Nearly 20 per cent of Australians experience some form of hearing loss, so it is vital that your video content is accessible despite being one of the most costly components of web accessibility. When you take into account the cost of producing captions and audio description for video content, it can definitely add up.

There are several ways that you can increase the accessibility of your video content while minimising the cost, such as using do-it-yourself (DIY) or automated captioning tools, reusing your script to create captions and minimise the need for audio description, and providing a full text alternative.

Here are our top five:

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