Episode 49: Accessibility With Luisa Morales
Accessibility With Luisa Morales
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As many as 15 to 25 percent of your site’s potential users may have trouble accessing it due to some kind of disability. How can you design your site to allow your content to be usable by the widest variety of users? My guest today is Luisa Morales, an engineering fellow at the New York City Mayor’s office for Economic Opportunity. We talk about what accessibility means, how to design your site to be accessible, and what guidelines to use to help ensure success. We’ll also talk about a very literal form of accessibility — making your site behave in a way that it is accessible to users with limited bandwidth or older devices. We’d like to hear from you. What issues or successes have you had with accessibility? Let us know at techdoneright.io or on Twitter at
02:15 - Defining “Accessibility” and the Population Who May Be Affected
05:00 - What Web Devs Can Do To Makes Sites Accessible
09:55 - How Screen Readers Work
12:45 - How To Build in Accessibility
17:36 - Approaching Page Design
20:23 - Auditing Accessibility Issues
22:20 - Accessibility Based on Access
- Progressive Web App
- Accelerated Mobile Pages
- The minimalist version of CNN is actually at http://lite.cnn.io
32:04 - Accessibility is for everyone: Reasons You Should Care
Special Guest: Luisa Morales.