Bouton Jones talks about “ColdFusion Practical Digital Accessibility (revealing 3 you didn’t know)”, in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light. This will address the compelling reasons — including legal — for applying Accessibility to digital documentation: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and Web. Examples of poor Accessibility will be presented with illustrations of the resulting effects for users with disabilities. Finally, it will cover strategies and solutions.
- Show notes
- What does Accessibility mean?
- How did you get interested in Accessibility?
- How is your talk at CF Summit going to be different from all the other Accessibility presos we might have seen?
- Why is Accessibility so important today?
- What can you do to make your ColdFusion apps Accessible?
- What about other files in your app?
- Why are you proud to use CF?
- WWIT for you to make CF more alive this year?
- What are you looking forward to at CF Summit?
- Mentioned in this episode
- Listen to the Audio
- Bouton Jones
- Interview transcript
What does Accessibility mean?
- Part of usability for people with disabilities
- Color blind
- ESL (English as Second Language)
- A11y =
How did you get interested in Accessibility?
How is your talk at CF Summit going to be different from all the other Accessibility presos we might have seen?
Why is Accessibility so important today?
- 20% of Americans have disabilities of one kind or another
- 508 compliance ← US govt websites
- Moral requirement
- Legal requirement
- It is just Practical
- W3C guidelines
What can you do to make your ColdFusion apps Accessible?
- Semantic HTML
- Text choice
- Without a mouse
- Image Alt tag tips
- Skip links
- Pop ups
- JAWS, NVDA and ChromeVox testing
What about other files in your app?
- Word and PDF documentation, Presentations, Email, Social media
Why are you proud to use CF?
WWIT for you to make CF more alive this year?
What are you looking forward to at CF Summit?
Mentioned in this episode
- W3C guidelines
- JAWS, NDVA and ChromeVox screen readers
- Semantic HTML
- Google Recaptcha
- 1. “ColdFusion and Section 508” by Jon Brundage and Michaela Light
- 2. “Generating Speech with ColdFusion and Java” by Raymond Camden
- 3. “Everyone’s invited! Meet Accessibility Requirements with ColdFusion” by Steve Shinney at the Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2016
- Nielsen Norman article on simple language is better
- Selling ColdFusion ROI episode
- How ARIA landmark roles help screen reader users by Léonie Watson with Nomensa
- Think Accessibility: SXSW 2017 Capital One Event with Mike Paciello, Founder and CEO of The Paciello Group, and Sarah Goelitz, UX Content Strategist at Capital One. Produced by AccessibleMedia. Published on Mar 14, 2017.
- Make Technology Work for Everyone: introducing digital accessibility (UK) – 4:41
- Making a PDF accessible with Acrobat Pro DC – 3:12
- What is Accessibility? [CC] – 5:46
- Web Accessibility for people with Disabilities – 1:59
- Keeping Web Accessibility In Mind – 11:34
- A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education – 5:58
- Fiverr cartoon images
Listen to the Audio
Business Systems Analyst with over ten years’ experience as a ColdFusion contractor and consultant. Currently living in Austin, Texas after over a decade on the road.
Michael: Welcome back to the show. We're going to be talking about ColdFusion practical digital accessibility with Bouton Jones. I think I just made a meal of your name there. Not the Jones.
Michael: Bouton, yes. I practiced it three times before we hit record, but still much screwed up.
Bouton: [Crosstalk] [00:18] variation.
Michael: Well that's good. So we're going to be looking at what accessibility actually means, and a lot of those things you may not have thought of before. And also, we're going to look at how this presentation you're giving at C.F. Summit on practical digital accessibility is different from other accessibility talks people may have seen before. And there’s some interesting stuff there I just been talking with you about it, and there’s some stuff I've already learned that I gave a talk of topic 15 years ago. So just goes to show you can always learn new stuff. And we'll look at why it's so important and what you can do to make your ColdFusion apps even more accessible, and some of those are things you definitely have not thought of. So, stay tuned, and welcome Bouton.
Bouton: Thank you, thank you.