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.

Heidi Laidler on stage at Hack 4 Good
Heidi Laidler on stage at Hack 4 Good

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Transcript: Heidi Laidler’s top tips for accessibility

Introduction

You’re listening to a podcast from Media Access Australia. Inclusion through technology.

Heidi Laidler

I’m Heidi. I’m an inclusive UX designer with Media Access Australia. Media Access Australia is a non-for-profit organisation that deals with accessibility and technology.

Most of what I do is to do with websites and web apps and things like that. Designing something that is actually helpful for everyone as well as people with disabilities and so that’s not going to be something that’s more viable as a product that’s going to be more accessible and cheaper and easier to access as well. Inclusive design is better design and there’s so many examples of that.

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The Accessibility of Content Management Systems

A Content Management System (CMS) is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content. There are quite a few alternatives to choose from, if you or your organisation are looking at creating a new website. Yet finding out which Authoring tool will be the most suitable for your needs requires some investigation, particularly as accessibility is an increasingly important part of website creation.

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WordPress, Drupal and Joomla!

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