Videos

Mitch Muenster & Dante Gagne – Developing with Disabilities

2 weeks ago
Mitch Muenster, a Microsoft MVP, and Dante Gagne, a Program Manager focused on accessibility, come on the show to talk about accessibility initiatives in Visual Studio and challenges developers with disabilities have getting started. We also talk about the Microsoft Surface Dial and the possibilities it brings to developers working with handicaps. Accessibility Improvements in Visual […]

How to Label Custom Elements – A11ycasts #24

3 weeks ago
Custom Elements are a very cool new set of technologies that let developers define their own HTML tags. But when we create new elements, we need to make sure they include all of the same usability and accessibility affordances as the built-in tags. Today we’ll be talking about labeling, and how you can make sure […]

Design for All – .future podcast #5

4 weeks ago
Designing technology with people with disabilities in mind makes it better for everyone. This episode features: Dan Formosa — Designer and Consultant Angela Glover Blackwell — Founder of PolicyLink Jenny Lay-Flurrie — Chief Accessibility officer at Microsoft Sean Marihugh — Escalation Engineer at Microsoft Crystal Jones — Escalation Engineer at Microsoft Erin Williams — Senior […]

Yogi’s Intern Story: Part 1

4 weeks ago
In the first part of Yogi’s Intern story, we meet Yogi and learn about what brought her to Microsoft as a high school intern. We learn what project she’s going to work on, and how she got interested in tech. If you want to be a high school intern at Microsoft, please visit aka.ms/highschoolinterns

The new way to test accessibility with Chrome DevTools – A11ycasts #23

1 month ago
Chrome version 60 ships with an exciting new DevTools feature called Audits 2.0. This panel replaces the previous Audits panel with a new set of tests powered by Lighthouse. Lighthouse is a tool which checks for various performance and best practice metrics, including accessibility. Under the hood, these accessibility tests are powered by aXe, the […]

TWC9: Brewing the News, .NET Standard 2.0 is done, .NET Conf, Eye Typing and more…

1 month ago
This week on Channel 9, guest hosts Christina Warren and Bryan Liston discuss the week’s top developer news, including;  [00:55] NET Standard 2.0 is final [Immo Landwerth] [01:43] .NET Conf [01:55] Ignite [02:22] Join Xbox Academy at the Flagship Microsoft Store to Design and Create Your First Video Game [Victor Rodriguez, Nick De La]   [03:29] […]

Managing Focus – A11ycasts #22

2 months ago
Check out the demo: goo.gl/PZBDKu Single page web apps are awesome but may present interesting accessibility challenges. In particular, when the site loads new content, it needs to be able to inform an assistive technology user that the new content is available, and ideally move focus into the new area. Today on A11ycasts we’ll look […]

From Hack to Product, Eye Control for Windows 10

2 months ago
It started as a hackathon project inspired by one person with ALS. Now it’s on the verge of helping many more. Meet the team behind Eye Control for Windows 10. Learn more at: blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/?p=3435&preview=true Audio Description version here: youtu.be/X1UWxvUCkPU

Typhlex: Exploring Deformable Input for Blind Users Controlling a Mobile Screen Reader

2 months ago
Current smartphone technology presents many challenges for blind users. This article introduces the use of deformable inputs for blind users, which offers such users the ability to physically manipulate a device for system interaction. The authors describe the iterative design process of a deformable device prototype, Typhlex, with strategically placed grooves to elicit bend gestures. […]

Does reordering content affect accessibility?

2 months ago
Check out the demo: goo.gl/BheA5x While it’s possible to reorder content visually using CSS, we have to be careful that doing so doesn’t throw off the reading order in our page. Today on A11ycasts we’ll look at how you can visually reorder content using flexbox and absolute positioning, and I’ll demonstrate how this affects keyboard […]

TWC9: Babylon.js 3.0, Paint 3D Holographic Models, Peek Inside the AI Labs and more…

2 months ago
This week on Channel 9, Nikola and returning guest host Killian McCoy discuss the week’s top developer news, including; [00:54] Announcing Babylon.js 3.0 [David Catuhe] [02:05] Using Paint 3D to design 3D models for your Holographic applications [Abhijit Jana] [03:18] Microsoft Azure Stack is ready to order now [Mike Neil] [04:24] Largest FREE Microsoft eBook […]

How to label Shadow DOM

3 months ago
Shadow DOM is a newer web platform feature that lets you scope your CSS and markup. This is great for preventing style leakage, but it can also make things tricky when it comes to accessibility. In particular, labeling content inside of a shadow root. Today on A11ycasts I’ll show a couple techniques I use to […]