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Recent Accessibility Podcasts

By Derek Featherstone | November 24th, 2006 | Filed in Accessibility, Web Standards (general)

Join ATF members Bruce Lawson and Patrick Lauke on some recent podcasts (with transcripts available).

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Accesibility Task Force members Patrick Lauke and Bruce Lawson have been involved in a couple of podcasts recently. Bruce and Patrick put on a show at the highly regarded Geek in the Park Picnic, held August 27, 2006 at Royal Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, UK).

Patrick describes their talk where the rubber meets the road: web accessibility and pragmatism as:

rambling at times (the whole podcast does clock in at around one and a half hours), riddled with swear words, but hopefully also provocative and entertaining.


Patrick was also busy talking with the fellows over at the WebAxe podcast. He tells us:

you can enjoy my hour long rant about my checkered past,, the WaSP ATF and some of my usual hobby horses … plus a bonus rant at misguided people who ask “Why don’t blind people sue car manufacturers for not making cars accessible to the blind?”



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#1 On November 26th, 2006 6:09 pm Max Design - standards based web design, development and training » Some links for light reading (27/11/06) replied:

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#3 On November 29th, 2006 7:36 pm RR Anderson replied:

I hope to see more of these. Thanks The Web Standards Project!

#4 On December 2nd, 2006 10:37 pm Dennis replied:

The Web Axe accessibility podcast/blog also does an interview with DOM Scripting Task Force member Chris Heilmann.

#5 On December 5th, 2006 9:40 am Website Development » Blog Archive » A Little Accessibility Snippet I Found replied:

[...] I recently was listening to the podcasts, finally, on the WaSP (The Web Standards Project) website and in the first one listed (created by Accesibility Task Force members Patrick Lauke and Bruce Lawson) they mention as I mentioned in an earlier post, developing for accessibility means that you’re going to get numerous beneficial side effects: [audience comment]: We talked about visual impairments. Who is the biggest blind user on the web? [...]

#6 On December 12th, 2006 10:52 am Loren replied:

Wow! That was brilliant. Great as it touched on using standards and addressed accessibility in a REAL WORLD. I think all of us try to envision web development within a too ideal scenario and when we realize we can’t achieve that we get discouraged, some of us even give up…

Web standards is a revolution but not an overnight one. It will take patience, persistence and compromise. As the revolution marches forward we will have new obstacles to overcome. What challenges will increased mobile technology and AJAX present?

#7 On March 14th, 2007 2:10 pm Manuel replied:

Somehow I get an 404 error when I try to open the transcript – is it a problem on my side?

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