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Design Festival Podcast #15: Web Accessibility with Dennis Lembrée

By Simon Pascal Klein



😳 Ever felt a little embarassed sharing your JavaScript? Let's fix it.

I catch up with Design Festival author Dennis Lembrée this week to chat about web accessibility, podcasting, and an accessible Twitter front-end he wrote called EasyChirp.

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Episode Summary


Content Rundown

  • Show intro: had some great feedback last week on the CSS3 gradients and SVG episode with an idea for using SVG sprites — very, very cool. Pascal briefly raves about the just reported new “neurosynaptic computing chip” by IBM that emulates the cognitive functions of human brains before welcoming our new robotic overloads.
  • Note about the audio for the interview: Pascal lost his stream thanks to GarageBand and the audio is a tad disjointed. New MBP is on its way so things should settle down hereon in.
  • Guest intro
  • Podcasting and Dennis’ six-year running Web Axe accessibility podcast
  • Web accessibility
  • EasyChirp, an accessible front-end to Twitter
  • Web accessibility tools
  • Show close



So yea, I couldn’t help myself this week when I came across a dubstep remix of the nyan cat song by DJ Alex S. Enjoy!

Pascal is a standardista graphic, web and front-end designer, and a rampant typophile. Born in Mainz, Germany—the birthplace of Gutenberg—he now works in Canberra as a contract designer and studies at the Australian National University. He's been actively engaged in the Open Source community and local web industry, notably as one of the unorganisers to first bring BarCamp to Canberra. He enjoys drinking in as much good type as he can get and has been happily bending beziers since 2004.

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💁‍♀️ Fun Fact: Python was ranked #2 on a recent highest paid coders list. *

🤓 Ok. When did a code editor from Microsoft become kinda cool!?