I used some examples from this post in the first part of the talk: The Alphabet of Accessibility.
If you do NOTHING else today GO READ THIS POST!
It contains 26 examples you might not have thought about, of times when it would be useful for your site to be accessible.
It is the 'talk of the blog post' I wrote for Futurelearn last year about making our Like buttons more accessible, which I was a bit worried about until Jusna helpfully pointed out that it's like watching the film of the book!
You can get the talk in various forms:
- Video of slides & audio (thanks to EmberLondon!)
- Slides at Speakerdeck
- PDF with notes (I added a note after the questions which might have helped me answer them better..!)
The links from the last slide are super useful! Here they are.
Useful informations for your brains!
https://gdstechnology.blog.gov.uk/2014/08/14/improving-accessibility-on-gov-uk-search/ - Alice's excellent post which shows how to use aria-live.
https://speakerdeck.com/edds/accessibility-and-how-to-get-the-most-from-your-screenreader-front-end-north - Edds basically taught me how to use VoiceOver with this and I wasn't even there!
Just some tools
No substitute for user research, but they help a bit.