The phonegap-mobile-a11y module is built to bridge that divide. By exposing the common capabilities of each platform via a new accessibility object, we can now roll native-like accessibility support into the Cordova core, allowing developers to fix problems across platforms, all from a single codebase.
In a closed-source environment, this kind of collaboration is hard to achieve. But thanks to its open architecture, we have been able to build this support without a large investment from the core team. This is one of a number of potential approaches for adding support for accessibility into open-source projects.
This session will cover our progress on Cordova accessibility as well as our strategies for attacking accessibility problems in any open-source project.
Accessibility Evangelist, Open Source and Accessibility
Matt May is a developer, technologist, and accessibility advocate who is responsible for working internally and externally with Adobe product teams and customers to address accessibility in Adobe products, ensure interoperability with assistive technologies, and make customers aware of the many accessibility features that already exist in Adobe products.
May is an accomplished speaker, having presented at dozens of conferences including Web 2.0 Expo, WebVisions, SXSW Interactive, CSUN Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Podcast and Portable Media Expo, Web Design World Seattle, Gilbane CMS Conference, and the International World Wide Web Conference, to name just a few.
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