Accessibility and Product Development4:09 with Anwar Montasir
By now you’ve learned quite a bit about accessibility requirements. But how do we incorporate this knowledge into the product development process?
By now you've learned quite a bit about accessibility requirements. 0:00 But how do we incorporate this knowledge into the product development process? 0:05 The first tool we'll be examining is one we created here at Treehouse. 0:11 Linked in the Teacher's Notes of this video 0:15 is a document called the Accessibility Checklist for Web Developers. 0:18 This five page PDF visualizes the WCAG guidelines that matter most to developers. 0:24 The PDF is interactive, so you can toggle check boxes onscreen 0:32 as accessibility concerns are met on your next project, 0:36 or print out a copy to share with your team or keep by your computer. 0:41 However, following the WCAG guidelines doesn't 0:47 by itself guarantee an accessible experience for your user. 0:50 It's critical to make sure everyone you work with advocates for 0:56 accessible solutions, 1:00 to make sure the needs of users with varying capabilities are considered 1:02 during the research and design phases. 1:08 Involving disabled users in user testing is equally critical. 1:11 Doing so will likely require additional time and resources, such as conducting 1:16 tests using an assistive device or with a sign language interpreter present. 1:22 But the rewards outweigh the cost. 1:29 Not only will you learn how to make your product accessible, but 1:31 the lessons learned from removing barriers will make your entire team 1:35 more conscious of accessibility issues on future projects from day one. 1:40 I've included some readings on including people with disabilities in research and 1:47 testing in the Teacher's Notes. 1:53 Early in the stage, I listed a number of companies 1:56 who have been subject to lawsuits for getting accessibility wrong. 1:59 So I'll conclude with a resource from a company with an ongoing 2:04 commitment to accessibility. 2:08 In the Accessibility section of Apple's website, we see a thorough guide to 2:10 iOS accessibility features, including voice and switch control. 2:15 As well as a remarkable short film edited by Sady Paulson, 2:21 an editor, director and cinematographer with cerebral palsy. 2:25 [MUSIC] 2:30 NARRATOR: People think that having a disability is a barrier. 2:36 [MUSIC] 2:39 But that's not the way I see it. 2:44 [MUSIC] 2:45 You can catch up with friends. 2:49 [MUSIC] 2:50 MAN: Ready? NARRATOR: You can capture a moment 2:53 with your family. 2:55 iPHONE: One face, small face, focus long. 2:56 [MUSIC] 2:59 NARRATOR: And you can start the day bright and early. 3:02 [MUSIC] 3:06 You can take a trip to somewhere new. 3:11 [MUSIC] 3:13 WOMAN: Three miles to the summit. 3:18 >> [MUSIC] 3:19 NARRATOR: You can concentrate on every word of the story. 3:23 iPAD: A bird began to sing. 3:25 Jack opened his eyes, 3:27 [MUSIC] 3:28 NARRATOR: You can take the long way home. 3:32 [MUSIC] 3:33 Or edit a film, like this one. 3:43 [MUSIC] 3:48 When technology is designed for everyone, 3:55 it lets anyone do what they love, [SADY LAUGHS] including me. 4:01
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