On this episode Blake is joined by Scott Buchanan of the Ripen Agency and they talk about eCommerce web accessibility.
[00:01:10] – Background of Ripen Agency [00:02:06] – Go to tools, software [00:05:15] – What is your Hero story [00:07:36] – eCommerce Web Accessibility, things people miss [00:10:30] – Stakes for accessibility, ground floor basics that you should be doing [00:15:02] – Content, keeping copy plain and accessible
Quotes from the Episode:
“If you’re trying to build an inclusive marketplace that is non discriminatory, you want to make available to as broad an audience as possible.” [00:07:46]
“One of the rawest areas that stills needs treatment in the whole industry is how to make videos fully accessible.” [00:13:28]
“Anybody who is abled is in some sense only temporarily abled, to varying degrees, we will probably all, at different points in our life go through points that are less accessible.” [00:16:26]
The other one I use regularly is Accessibility Insights, built by Microsoft for Chrome & Edge, but using the same core engine (axe) that’s used by Google’s Lighthouse. I just find the interface & results easier to use than Lighthouse or the main axe plugin: