Episode 10 - March 30, 2020

Web Accessibility with Maria Lamardo

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In this episode, we have special guest, Maria Lamardo, who is the Front End Engineer at Pendo. She recently spoke at VueConf with Ben Hong and they were dressed in pink dinosaur outfits and Maria skated! Maria goes in depth about accessibility focus tools, and how she got into the Vue community, which is a passion of hers. Other topics brought up are color with accessibility, CUID, Vimium, and Focus Indicator.

About our guest: Maria Lamardo

[00:03:38] Maria explains the resources that people should know about, tools, and techniques in the accessibility space. [00:08:55] Color issues are touched on with accessibility tools and how to deal with it. An app called, “Color Oracle,” is brought up to help for the color impaired.

[00:12:44] Chris mentions a utility that is very useful called, CUID, which generates unique ideas.

[00:16:12] A trick is explained that is very useful if you don’t want attributes to be passed and a Chrome extension called Vimium is mentioned.

[00:23:00] Maria saw a really great talk at an Accessibility Conference by CB Averitt that you should check out.

[00:28:21] Chrome has an extension called, Focus Indicator, that Maria says, “It’s really cute.” Hear what it does.

[00:29:57] The topic of accessibility “faux pas” of touch devices is discussed.

[00:36:35] If you’re having to retrofit an app with accessibility find out where you can start and where are places you can go to get easy wins.

[00:41:13] Accessible design from the beginning was touched on earlier, but now the discussion is on the bigger picture with layouts.

[00:44:37] Screen readers and compatibility is touched on as well as WCAG resources which have really good coding examples.

[00:47:33] If you want to see a cool YouTube series go check out Rob Dodson’s “A11ycasts!”

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