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Accessibility Testing By Design Workshop Links
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Created July 27, 2021 18:38
Accessibility Testing by Design Workshop Instructions

The workshop has activities based on reviewing and testing a selected website ( for accessibility. If you would like to participate, please bring a laptop or mobile device that can connect to the Event Center’s Wi-Fi. If your device won’t be able to maintain a stable connection, you can save the homepage of offline (File > Save Page as). It will only be possible to do some of the activities using the offline version.

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL You do not need to download all of these accessibility tools (you can if you want). You only need one on the device you would like to use during the activities portion of the workshop. They are all free or have a free version but axe does require an account. I will be demonstrating all of these during the workshop.

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool Desktop: Firefox and Chrome

axe DevTools

CrystalPrestonWatson / Mental Health
Created May 18, 2020 21:40
Transcript for Episode of A11y Savvy

Welcome to A11y Savvy. The podcast that explores how to design and develop for web accessibility. I'm your host, Crystal Preston-Watson. This is episode zero Mental Health Index.

I've tried to record episodes on quite a few times. And as you can see I failed. In episode one, I'm covering alternative texts and memes. And I was having some trouble because I don't like hearing the sound of my voice. Like most people, I was being very particular about how my sounded, esses sounded. And just like really hyper aware about popping, though, I have a pop filter, and it said that is what you're supposed to do. When you're film filming. When you're recording a podcast, it was going slow. And and so this past weekend, as I was trying to record

I got some news some pretty devastating news that my mother had passed away. I was told COVID-19 was suspected and they're writing tests. And about an hour or so ago, it was confirmed Even with getting this news I tried to keep recording because I had announced that this podcas

CrystalPrestonWatson / A11y Savvy Trailer Transcript
Last active March 22, 2021 14:14
Transcript for the trailer of A11y Savvy
The Internet has become a critical part of modern society.
It’s transformed how people learn skills, find employment , create art and even form relationships
Unless you’re a person with disabilities.
From lack of captions for videos to sites that can only be navigated using a mouse - the majority of the Web is difficult for a large segment of the population to access. When it comes to the development of sites and applications - accessibility is often ignored or seen as an after thought.
But It doesn’t have to be this way.