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Behind The Curtain: Talking to Vendors About Accessibility

Behind The Curtain: Talking to Vendors About Accessibility

Sean Yo

May 30, 2014
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  1. A Vendor Tells You All About
    How To Ask About Accessibility

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  2. "How can I get there?"
    asked Dorothy.
    "The road to the City of
    Emeralds is paved with
    yellow brick," said the
    Witch, "so you cannot miss
    it. When you get to Oz do
    not be afraid of him, but tell
    your story and ask him to
    help you. Good-bye, my
    dear."

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  3.  An Accessibility Hierarchy Of Needs
     How To Get From Here To Accessibility
     5 Questions To Ask Vendors
     4 Things You Can Do To Learn About A Product
     3 Ways To Give Your Story A Happy Ending

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  4. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist compliance
    perceivable content

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  5. How To Get From Here To
    Accessibility

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  6. Surviving getting blown
    away by the cyclone of
    accessibility

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  7. 5 Questions To Ask Vendors About
    Their Accessibility

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  8. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  9. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  10. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  11. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  12. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  13. 4 Things To Do Yourself To Learn
    About A Product’s Accessibility

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  14. Search! Look at the web, FB, Twitter etc.
    Look at what other people say about the
    brand’s and the product’s accessibility
    integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  15. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content
    Read their Accessibility Policy
    Read the VPAT
     Supports – Does Not Support – Supports with
    Exceptions
     Look for detailed remarks
     Not Supported Doesn’t Mean Bad
     This is voluntary and they are owning the issue –
    that’s a good thing

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  16. integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content
     Take a look at the product for yourself!
     Use a screen reader: JAWS, NVDA
     Web tools: Fangs, WAVE, FAE
     http://sean.ly/a11ytools
     Check the vendor’s website with these tools

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  17.  Get out of the building and talk to people
     Have your users use the product
     Ask them “What problems are you trying to solve?”
     Ask them “What are your current pain points?”
    integrated culture
    lifecycle
    engineering
    checklist
    compliance
    perceivable content

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  18. 3 Ways To Give Your Accessibility Story A
    Happy Ending

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  19. Hadi Rangin
    How to talk and discuss about
    accessibility with vendors?
    http://j.mp/1mgwwqW
    Carin Headrick
    @vccarin

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  20. Sean Yo
    @seanyo
    [email protected]
    http://seanyo.ca
    Get The Slides!
    sean.ly/behindTheCurtain

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