State of A11y, December 2022

In case you missed it, I sat on a panel with five other accessibility experts on December 13, 2022 at 8 AM AKST. Panelists included Adrián Bolonio, Albert Kim, Beatriz González Mellídez, Shruti Kapoor, and Crystal Preston-Watson. After overcoming a few technical difficulties, we got on a roll chatting with This Dot folks to discuss:…More

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WordPress Accessibility Day 2022: You, Me, and Your Content I Can’t See

On November 2, 2022, I gave a 15-minute Lightning Talk entitled “You, Me, and Your Content I Can’t See” at WordPress Accessibility Day (WPAD) 2022. Recording I’ve embedded the video here for convenience: Images No slides, sorry. I offered only a few visuals to help visual people see the barriers I encounter on my laptop…More

Exploring the Underrated Output Element

HTML’s output element is pretty amazing. I mean, honestly, HTML is pretty amazing, right? Many elements can just DO things, plus express their own purpose. The output‘s abilities are no less astounding. Think about. You put in some value, and there they are on the screen. To me, it’s like magic. In this post, I…More

State of A11y (This Dot Labs) 2022

On April 19, 2022 I had fun speaking on the State of A11y panel. Watch the 1 hour and 17 minute video on YouTube. For a 5-minute rundown of this panel’s discussion, read the State of A11y Wrap-up from This Dot Labs.More

Webinar: How to Design Accessible Websites

On February 2, 2022 I gave an intro to accessibility talk for Buddy. It was fun having the chance to encourage more people to make their website accessible. Video runs 1 hour and 17 minutes. I’ve been assured professional captions and transcripts will be available soon. Slides PowerPoint slides (103 Kb) PDF slides (153 Kb)…More

React Accessibility (React Finland)

On March 29, 2021, I gave a live coding demonstration alongside other accessibility experts Nic Steenhout and Eeva-Jonna Panula. I shared about poor component development I’d encountered in a recent project I’ve worked in, and the efforts it took me to remediate those accessibility problems. Caption are are available, but React Finland leaned on YouTube…More

Path Object Not Tagged (PDF problems)

Mayday! For two days I’d been trying to solve a mystery for a client that I’ve been guiding in PDF accessibility. We knew that InDesign was causing the issue, but we struggled to figure out how the issue was being caused. Let me back up a little to offer some context. My client creates things…More

7 Reasons Why Accessibility Overlays Aren’t a Magical Solution

Recently I had a conversation with an accessibility colleague at work about accessibility overlays for webpages. This conversation sprouted from a goal set a couple years ago that aimed to explore options and purchase a 3rd-party overlay for our sites as a solution to improve the accessibility of our web presence. Thankfully, time passed with…More

A Glimpse into R and the Data Scientist’s Toolbox

I recently completed Coursera’s “The Data Scientist’s Toolbox” course presented by Johns Hopkins University. This 4-week course offers a broad overview of what data science is and how to set up your “toolbox” for R programming and analysis of data. Below are my takeaways that have inspired me to continue to learn more about data…More

In 2018: I Took Back My Time

2018 was my year to drop time wasters and get serious about my time. My priority is my family (husband and son), but I also care deeply about a fulfilling career (web development and accessibility). Those two things don’t leave me with much time when I want them both to flourish. So, I decided to…More