Accessibility Engineering with Léonie Watson

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Designing software and toolkits with accessibility in mind is important to ensure that everyone has equal access to the internet.

Léonie Watson is an accessibility engineer and a director at the British Computer Association of the Blind.

Questions

  • What was your experience as a web developer in the late 90’s dot com boom?
  • What is diabetic retinopathy?
  • How does a screen reader work?
  • What is a common design pattern to refactor inaccessible engineering to be accessible?
  • Can you talk about how a webpage is converted to an audible format with accessibility APIs?
  • How have smartphones affected what its like to be blind?
  • Are there libraries, tools or best practices developers can use to improve accessibility?

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