Ep. 1: No Website Should Be Without Accessibility w/ Sailesh Raghavan

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This episode is hosted by AnuRock. Today we are joined by none other than Sailesh Raghavan. Sailesh is a Senior Director Technology who currently leads the Experience Technology domain comprising of React, Angular, Node, and Full Cycle developers for Publicis Sapient in India. He has also been involved in setting up the India XT domain and community and seen growth from a team of just 60-odd in 2009 to more than 1000 XTs today.

Sailesh joins us today to discuss web accessibility, a topic very close to his heart. He has personally overseen the development of several fully accessible enterprise web solutions. We are glad to have him share his thoughts and viewpoints about the much ignored yet critical topic.

Topics:

  • Guidelines: WCAG, ATAG, UAAG
  • A, AA, AAA conformance
  • The three a11y buckets – Design, Code, Content
  • Testing tools: WAVE Toolbar, AChecker, Pa11y, React aXe
  • Screen Readers: JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver
  • A11y Auditing Organizations: Level Access, EqualWeb
  • No Mouse Thursdays
  • A11y Experts @ PS: Dinesh Kaushal, Alison Walden
  • Sailesh’s Accessibility blog: https://medium.com/engineered-publicis-sapient/accessibility-the-mandatory-nice-to-have-620f35346dcf

Side Bytes:

  • Measure What Matters: OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth (John Doerr)
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (Chris McChesney, Jim Huling, and Sean Covey)
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni)
  • The Innovators by Walter Issacson
  • Syntax Podcast

Transition music courtesy https://mixkit.co