This podcast is born from the decision at Tamman to state clearly and plainly that access to information is a human right. The developers and designers at Tamman work hard to make sure that no matter what use constraint a user may have, be it due to a temporary, situational, episodic, or permanent condition or disability, they will be able to access the information designed and built by Tamman.
This podcast is a call for others to join in a bigger conversation with us. We work to build the inclusive web. To do that we need all of us - working together & learning together. Thanks for listening and let’s get the conversation started.
The One About Overlays
What is an overlay? An overlay is a short snippet of code that claims it makes a website legally compliant with accessibility laws and usable by people with disabilities once plugged in. That’s the goal on paper. How does it work in practice? That’s what today's podcast is all about. We're talking overlays.
This podcast is led by our co-hosting dynamic duo:
Marty Molloy - President, Article 19 Co-Host
Kristen Witucki - Tamman Contributor, Author, Article 19 Co-Host
Mini-Pod: Tobias Morrison’s Journey to Speaking at the MacAdmins Conference
This Article 19 Mini Episode is a quick discussion with Tobias Morrison, one of our top Mac Enterprise Engineers. Join Tobias and Marty as they discuss Tobias' journey from an artistic film major to an experienced Apple Store Manager to a guest speaker at the MacAdmins conference on July 18-21 in State College, PA.
At the MacAdmins conference speaks on shifting From Engineer to Manager: The Journey From Doing to Delegating.
In the near future, we will have content from Tobias' talk on our website; "www.tammaninc.com/learn" so be sure to pay attention to our blogs and social media!
Book Talk: Mismatch by Kat Holmes
Today's podcast is the recording of our company book talk discussing Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes.
Mismatch is the second book we are reading in 2023. This conversation goes over forming a business case for inclusive design, multiple examples of billion-dollar products that began as accessible technology (such as the iPhone), common myths in inclusive design, and much more. The accessibility champions leading today's podcast are:
Harper Yatvin, Tamman's Marketing Specialist and Article 19 Associate Podcast Producer
Kristen Witucki, Tamman contributor, author, and teacher
We highly encourage you to read this (non-sponsored) book, especially if you are a designer, CEO, or product developer. We also invite you to share your insights with us on social media. As usual, this episode's links and show notes are found on this podcast's page on our website, Tammaninc.com.
Higher Education and The ADA
Today on Article 19, we are covering how the Americans with Disabilities Act is often implemented in Universities, colleges, and other organizations of higher education. The inclusive web is filled with accommodating different types of disabilities. These disabilities may be permanent, and they can also be temporary or situational. The higher education world is filled with students learning to speak up about their disability while living with it in their daily life.Our guests on this episode speak about their lived experience, either accommodating these disabilities on the administrative side or living with accommodation experience. We are joined by:Erin Leuthold - Director of the Rutgers University-Camden Office of Disability ServicesNimit Kaur - MSW, Disability Services Coordinator at the Camden County Health Department, and Tamman Digital Accessibility Support ConsultantAs always, please find unique resources mentioned in this episode on Tamman's website by going to https://tammaninc.com/learn/.
All About Alt Text
Tamman President Marty Molloy and Article 19 podcast co-host Kristen Witucki are joined by some of Tamman's internal accessibility champions to discuss all things alt text. What it is, why it's crucial to give everyone informational access, how to properly write it, and more.
Today's internal champions are:
Wally Zielinski, Accessibility Product Engineer and certified Web Accessibility Specialist
Liza Grant, Digital Accessibility Specialist & PDF Remediation Specialist, ADS Certified.
This is a big "how-to" episode that shares take-home tips on utilizing alt text and why the heck we care about it. Settle in, get ready to take a couple notes, and enjoy the lively discussion.
As usual, our show notes for this episode can be found on our website. We recommend starting with www.tammaninc.com/learn.
Article 19 - Tamman Inc. - Meet the Developers
Want a look under the hood of Tamman? We've got a few of our software development experts on this week to discuss their coding expertise, how and why they came into accessibility, who has the best sense of humor, who would survive on a desert island, and more insights from our four-pack of knowledge.
Today's guests are:
Bill Danbury - Senior Software Engineer Lead
Devon Pirestani - Front End Developer
James Boatwright - Full Stack Developer
Wally Zielinski - Sr. Digital Accessibility Engineer
As always, you can check out our show notes for this week's podcast on our website. Start by going to tammaninc.com/learn.