Tonight's TeX Hour is about code and math accessibility. I'd like to get examples of accessibility being easy and hard, and to understand better why.
I'm interested in all reasons, including cultural, social, legal, technical and economic. I hope that shared examples and understanding will help both experts and beginners in this area.
Here's some top level suggestions:
1. There are legal requirements to provide accessibility.
2. Projects don't think early enough about accessibility.
3. Sighted developers don't get the blind user's experience.
4. There are mature standards, such as Nemeth Braille for mathematics.
Digging deeper we might say:
And deeper yet we might say:
6. Here are some good and not so good examples of an accessibility tree:
Optimistically, I'm hoping this TeX Hour (really STEM Access Hour) will collect and where necessary create useful resources. It's not enough to provide the facts. Real world stories that relate to the reader are also needed. Perhaps start with problems and questions, search for experts and solutions, and then collect and curate the resources.
This is a general process. Being the TeX Hour, we have a special interest and responsibility for matters such as LaTeX syntax, tagged PDF capabilities, and navigation of mathematical content.
Interested? Please email me, or come along to the TeX Hour. I welcome your experience and ideas. And I very much value questions from beginners.
The video from last week (Rethinking the beginner experience) is not yet on YouTube.
with best regards