The Intrazone, episode 30: “Accessibility from the start”May 16, 2019
Today, we celebrate GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day | May 16th, 2019) with a special episode of The Intrazone podcast.
‘Accessibility from the start' means SharePoint, OneDrive and other Microsoft 365 apps aspire to “represent the voice of people with disabilities” throughout planning, development, design, testing and into production with continuous feedback. It's something that must be built into every product Microsoft makes so that our offerings are inclusive for everyone.
In this episode, we hear from three accessibility experts: Megan Lawrence, PhD (senior technical evangelist – Microsoft), Eli Waalkes (senior program manager – SharePoint/Microsoft) and Lauren Back (usability engineering – HCL Technologies).
The full audio of episode #30 is accessible below and/or review the show’s transcript.
Link to people, articles and resources mentioned in this episode
- GAAD https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/; https://www.facebook.com/globalaccessibilityawarenessday; https://twitter.com/gbla11yday
- Enable(ing) people to do more with Dr. Rico Malvar (podcast) “Produced the core technology that allows you to type on a keyboard without your hands and drive a wheelchair with your eyes.”
- Accessibility Learning Webinar Series (Sway) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/enableing-people-to-do-more-with-dr-rico-malvar/
- Windows 10 accessibility features empower everyone (video w/audio description)
- “An inclusive Office 365“
- Xbox: Adaptive Controller (website) + related Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial 2019 “We All Win (Extended Version)“
- Microsoft Accessibility https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility, https://twitter.com/MSFTEnable; https://www.youtube.com/user/MSFTEnable; https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/
- Microsoft Accessibility blog– https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/
- Microsoft Accessibility feature spotlight– https://sway.office.com/vAdiAMXOJEQGVbqX
- MSR using image recognition for Accessibility– https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/hearing-believing-researchers-innovation-provides-richer-web-browsing-experience-people-blind/
- Autism Acceptance Month https://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/; https://twitter.com/autselfadvocacy; https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdvocacy; https://www.youtube.com/user/autselfadvocacyntwk;
- To learn more about the BrailleNote touch tablet Lauren Back uses
- SharePoint Conference, May 21-23, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
- Use one of these speaker codes to get $50 off your registration fee; pick the speaker that you're most excited to see, use that code when you register to save yourself money and give them kudos to let them know you’re interested in what they're doing at #SPC19.
- SPS Events, Twitter @SPS_Events (various cities worldwide throughout 2019)
- European Collaboration Summit, Wiesbaden, Germany, May 27-29, 2019
- Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Atlanta, GA, June 10-11, 2019
- ESPC, European SharePoint Conference, Office 365 & Azure Conference – December 2-5, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic
- SharePoint Twitter @SharePoint | website
- Megan Lawrence, PhD, senior technical evangelist – Microsoft | Twitter | LinkedIn
- Eli Waalkes, senior program manager – Microsoft | Twitter | LinkedIn
- Lauren Back, usability engineer – HCL Technologies | HCL on Twitter | LinkedIn
- Mark Kashman – Twitter @mkashman
- Chris McNulty – Twitter @cmcnulty2000
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