In this bonus episode of the NosillaCast, I’m joined by Paige Eissinger of the Views from the Coop Podcast talking about the O’Reilly book “Design Accessible Web Sites” by Jeremy Sydik. It’s a great interview and a subject near and dear to my heart. I don’t think you have to be a web designer to enjoy this episode, Paige’s style is genuine and light hearted.
Listen to the Podcast Once (31 min 23 sec)
[tags]Accessibility, O’Reilly, color blind, blind, hearing impaired [/tags]
Today is Friday, February 15th, 2008 and this is show #135. Wait a minute – FRIDAY? I thought the show only came out on Sundays??? Well, this week you’re getting a bonus show. I did a great interview today and I just couldn’t wait to get it out. Sit back and enjoy.
Somehow I got on the mailing list for O’Reilly books, which isn’t a bad list to be on actually. In nerdom their books are some of the best. One day Mary Rotman of O’Reilly sent out a message about a new book called O’Reilly book “Design Accessible Web Sites” by Jeremy Sydik. Well this was of great interest to me of course because of the topic, but unfortunately I’m not a web designer. However, my good friend Paige Eissinger IS a web designer. She’s also the host of the Views From the Coop podcast hosted atviewsfromthecoop.com . We thought it would be fun if she read the book and then gave us a review of it in an interview.
Why be accessible?
It’s the right thing to do, It’s good business, Accessible sites are more usable for everybody, It’s the LAW
Intro to disabilities
Colorblind Web Filter site – colorfilter.wickline.org
Fujitsu’s Color Doctor (free download) – fujitsu.com
Dragon Naturally Speaking – nuance.com/naturallyspeaking
Macspeech Dictate – macspeech.com
Glenda Watson Hyatt’s Do It Myself Blog – doitmyselfblog.com
Using pictures and video
Understanding accessibility guidelines – Web Content Accessiblity Guidelines – www.w3.org
Did I like the book? – ABSOLUTELY!
Best In Show (movie Allison raved about) – imdb.com
Before we go Paige, tell us about your show – you have an interesting format AND an interesting audience!
Blog Talk Radio (live)blogtalkradio.com
Views from the Coop blog (podcast)viewsfromthecoop.com
Some interesting segments, Using podsafe music
IODA Promonet – promonet.iodalliance.com
What I like about the NosillaCast: Allison speed talks…ha!
I hope you enjoyed that, we sure had fun talking. After we stopped recording Paige was laughing at me because I said the conversation should be about 10-15 minutes! It was everything I could do to stop after 30. I think I’d like to have her back on the show again soon. Let me know what you thought of the show, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send an email to Paige at email@example.com. Heck – email us both! Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.