Inclusive Media & Design
I am part of a team that evaluates sites and provides recommendations on meeting WCAG AA and AODA standards. We look at source code, use assistive technology to access the site, and we run the site through a series of automated tests. I help teach developers about accessibility, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Clients include government ministries and agencies from federal on down, not‑for‑profits, Crown corporations including Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, in the corporate sector such as TorStar, Panasonic Canada, and some of Canada’s largest grocers and pharmacies.
- Accessibility Standards and Testing Techniques: Be Inclusive or Be Left Behind
(Best, Feldman and Harvie, STAR Canada 2016 and 2017)
- Writing and Designing for Accessibility: How Writers and Designers Make a Site Accessible (Feldman and Harvie, Accessibility Conference 2017)
- Why Site Analysis and Remediation is a Feel Good Thing
(Feldman and Best, Accessibility Conference 2017)
- Integrating Accessibility in the Web Design Process from the Get-Go
(Best, Feldman and Harvie, Accessibility Conference 2016)
- Between Empathy and Penalty – Personal and Organizational Motivations for Practicing Inclusive Design
(Feldman, Harvie and Taylor, Accessibility Conference 2015)
- AODA compliant sites – How to Tell Who Can Make One
(Sandy Feldman, Accessibility Conference 2013)
- Accessibility: Don’t Design in the Dark
(McKay, Courcelles and Feldman, Girl Geeks Toronto 2012)
I provided audit reports that outlined accessibility issues and provided recommendations for follow-up and remediation. Clients included the Town of East Gwillimbury, the Rexdale Community Health Centre, and Student Vote.
Cantor Access Inc.
I worked with Alan Cantor to test the usability and accessibility of the BALANCE for Blind Adults and AccessAbility Advantage sites.