Accessibility: Look at What's Out!

29 August 2012

Overnight, my book on making accessible websites was released. It's my first book, and I'm completely over the moon. Not only do I get my own animal, but I get to put a book out on something I'm passionate about. I get to help break the paradigm that accessibility is too expensive, just about the blind, or only benefits a small portion of the population.

Even better is the timing: I'm teaching a tutorial at DjangoCon on making accessible websites. I've been super jazzed about being able to do more than drive-by conversations with people about accessibility. It's one of those topics that many people approach with skeptisism, but leave with a budding interest. This time, I'll be able to take that interest and mold it into a deeper understanding in what it means to be accessible.

We also get to improve a really bad restaurant site, which I think will be cathartic for most of us.

There's space at the tutorial, so if you're at DjangoCon or in the DC area, you can still sign up! And heck, you can say you took a class on accessibility from the woman who wrote a book on it.

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1 T.I.J. says...

You've worked hard and deserve it. Congratulations!

Posted at 8:55 a.m. on August 29, 2012

2 Mark says...

Do you get any input as to which animal is used?

Posted at 9:07 a.m. on August 29, 2012

3 eng. Ilian Iliev says...

Congratulations )

Posted at 9:37 a.m. on August 29, 2012

4 Katie says...

Mark:

I didn't, though I know a few who did request a specific animal. I couldn't think of one that I thought fit the book, so I didn't pipe up.

That said, I LOVE the animal they picked!

Posted at 9:50 a.m. on August 29, 2012

5 Paul says...

Congrats, Katie!

Posted at 6:01 p.m. on September 1, 2012

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