This episode we have a special guest, Mickey Williamson, who talks about the importance of Web Accessibility. We also talk about developing a restful todo application with Backbone.js and as always, Drupal 8 updates and other Drupal news. If you would like to be a guest or have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
Bob, Ryan, Mark, Michelle Williamson
Show Updates (Mark):
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Mediacurrent Blog Mentions (Bob):
Highlights From DrupalCon Los Angeles by Didi DuBose, our Senior Marketing Strategist: https://www.mediacurrent.com/blog/highlights-drupalcon-los-angeles; of note, multiple team members highlghted DrupalCon LA Decoupled Drupal session, which highlighted parts of Drupal we are currently missing from Headless Drupal implementation.
Contrib Committee Status Review for April, 2015 by Damien McKenna, one of Lead Drupal Architect: https://www.mediacurrent.com/blog/contrib-committee-status-review-april-2015; Drupal 8 contributed work brought to you by the Manhattan Associates Drupal 8 project recenty launched by Mediacurrent; several contributions made to the D7 contrib space, including jPlayer and Smart Trim by Mark; David Younker work on Instagram Social; Derek DeRaps continued work on the Classy Panels Styles module and Damien McKenna’s work on Panelizer
BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY INTO A WEBSITE FROM THE START
Article 1 (Ryan, et al.):
Interview with Mickey Williamson.
Question: What does it mean to make a site accessible? Accessible to who?
Question: Why is it important to make a site accessible. What are the benefits to the site owner?
Question: When in the life cycle of a project should accessibility be addressed?
Question: How accessible is Drupal out of the box?
Question: Are there any tools you recommend to test accessibility?
Fire Eyes Accessibility Checker - http://www.deque.com/products/fireeyes/
Batting .000 on this. Do we need a question bot?
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