Ladybug Podcast

We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more! Check out our website!

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Web Accessibility


Accessibility is the process of creating applications that are usable by everyone, especially focusing on those with disabilities. As web developers, it’s important that we design and build our applications to be usable by everyone, so in today’s episode, we’re joined by Wendy Fox, the design systems lead at LogMeIn, to discuss nine common pitfalls of application accessibility and what you can do to fix them.

Show Notes
  • 4:46 - Why should we care about accessibility?
  • 8:43 - Types of accessibility
  • 12:24 - Semantic HTML
  • 16:37 - Virtually hiding content
  • 17:57 - Aria label vs. labelledby
  • 21:14 - The accessibility tree
  • 23:50 - Focus states
  • 27:29 - Color contrast
  • 32:04 - Keyboard traps
  • 35:02 - Animations
  • 37:38 - Time based content
  • 41:21 - Placeholders vs. labels
  • 47:02 - Accessibility tools
Tools
  • Wendy Fox Twitter
  • Google Lighthouse
  • Axe accessibility checker
Transcript

Here is the transcript for this week's episode.


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 2020-10-19  51m