Paris Web 2023: WCAGmire

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Paris
GPE

Web

2023
DATE

:

WCAGmire

Updated October 8, 2023
PERSON

, originally posted

September 28, 2023
DATE

;

2
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Download a

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tagged PDF of my slides or try the embedded view if your browser displays

PDF
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inline.

I was invited to the

2023
DATE

edition of

Paris
GPE

Web as

one
CARDINAL

of

two
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presenters speaking solely

English
LANGUAGE

. I did my best to script my talk to hopefully make it easier for the captioners and live translators. As of this writing, I have no idea if they will hate me or not.

I also experimented with using machine translation to replicate the content of many slides into

French
LANGUAGE

as a

second
ORDINAL

column. While I tagged them as

French
NORP

in the

PDF
ORG

, I expect they may sound a bit funny with a screen reader. Also, for native

French
NORP

speakers these slides may read a bit funny because, well, machine translation.

The text in the slides is set in

Atkinson Hyperlegible
PERSON

. Many of the outdoor images are generated from

Midjourney
PRODUCT

. The

PDF
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is exported from

PowerPoint
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, after confirming reading order and alternative text, and the

PDF
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itself has had no editing other than to add a

French
LANGUAGE

language indicator to the

French
NORP

passages.

I use an iframe to embed the slides, but only after the user clicks to do so. Some users have their browser configured to download the slides, so this approach prevents them being pushed a

5MB
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file just from opening the page. If this is broken or problematic for you, then you should track me down at

Paris
GPE

Web and let me know. Maybe not during my talk, though.

I do not make the

PowerPoint
ORG

file available because my slides have been lifted and used by others before, and I believe they should have to exert at least some modicum of effort to steal from me.

This post is a stub to hold the slides during my talk and will be updated sometime within

a few days
DATE

after my talk with more nuggets.

Post-conference notes about the conference.

I understand videos will be posted at some point. I am going to make

English
LANGUAGE

captions for my talk as well, and when everything is together I will link it to this post.

As I suspected, some of my machine translations were not good.

One
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was news to me and the other was not. I knew my effort was not proper localization, so I made no claim it would be.

#

ParisWeb

@aardrian
PRODUCT

automatically translated his slides and “automated checkers” became “dames automatisées”

So now I imagine automated accessibility checker tools as some very fancy ladies, dressed in black, checking your page. Love it.

The slides if you are curious adrianroselli.com/2023/09/pari…

Stephanie Walter
PERSON

(@[email protected])

September 28, 2023
DATE

,

08:47
TIME

@stephaniewalter This was a great talk anyway. All the automated translation was like an inner game of finding the

7
CARDINAL

errors.

I was waiting for “

Pomme et Google
WORK_OF_ART

”… but no mention of this was made.

Sébastien Barbieri
PERSON

(@[email protected])

September 28, 2023
DATE

,

23:37
TIME

On slide

55
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I used collé to mean stuck. I knew it implied being glued in place, but I was running out of time and my other options were gendered or really long.

I understand

Myriam Jessier
PERSON

used on of my slides in her talk (with my permission) to show off the dangers of machine translation, but I did not see it.

Overall I made an effort to avoid idioms and try to keep the language less fancy than I typically use. A couple people thanked me for that as well as my effort with the double-language slides. But it was always going to be a gamble. Or a game. Not quite a game of dames, though.

The example screen shots used in my talk were not just illustrations. I made those in code to confirm the stuff I was saying was accurate. Granted, I only had to confirm it on

Windows
PRODUCT

in Firefox for the scope of capturing screen shots. Regardless, you can play around with them yourself in the following embedded frame or directly at their own URL.

Assorted posts on

Mastodon
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and

Twitter
ORG

that feed my ego. The

first
ORDINAL

one, however, is me showing the venue. Hidde used my photo of the empty hall in his talk (slides

58
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and

59
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).

Made it to #ParisWeb! The

morning
TIME

crowd is hanging out speaking

French
NORP

, trying to be polite to the only monolingual in the room. [Edited to adjust photo of people at table where *table* did not want to be in pic but was not wearing the no-pic lanyard.]

Adrian Roselli
PERSON

(@[email protected])

Sep 28, 2023
DATE

,

03:09
TIME

, Edited

Sep 28
DATE

, 17:41

At the #

ParisWeb
ORG

opening, @notabene gave a tribute to

Molly Holzschlag
PERSON

and then held a moment of silence.

Adrian Roselli
PERSON

(@[email protected])

Sep 28, 2023
DATE

,

03:42

TIME


Si je
PERSON

résume

la conf de @aardrian
PERSON

, les gens du WCAG ils ont trop le seum que nous autres designers on trouve des astuces trop malines pour faire des choses

jolies
GPE

et accessibles sur lesquelles ils peuvent rien dire alors ils font évoluer les critères pour nous

mettre des bâtons dans les roues 😀
ORG

.

Marie et Julien
PERSON

(@[email protected])

Sep 28, 2023
DATE

, 08:57

Super talk de @aardrian sur les difficultés d’interprétation des WCAG, exemples à la clé #ParisWeb https://rosel.li/parisweb

Jérémy Renard
PERSON

(@[email protected])

Sep 28, 2023
DATE

, 09:24

Avec de superbes illustrations inside!

Christophe Clouzeau
PERSON

(

@Christophe_Cl
GPE

)

September 29
DATE

, 2023

Absolutely great talk by @aardrian at #

ParisWeb
ORG

on #WCAG and its trous

dans la raquette
FAC

.

Definitely best shirt of

the day
DATE

though.

🍦 Arnaud Delafosse
ORG

(

@arnauddelafosse
PERSON

)

September 28
DATE

, 2023

Conférence de @aardrian : excellente. Conférence de Morgane Hauguel : clarté exemplaire. Deux conférences de suite de grande qualité sur l’accessibilité à #

ParisWeb
PERSON

— c’est

Noël
PERSON

en avance pour

moi 😍
PERSON


Stéphane Deschamps
PERSON

(@[email protected])

28 sept. 2023
DATE

,

09:34
TIME

Somebody at #

ParisWeb
PERSON

was singing “

Jingle Bells
WORK_OF_ART

” (in

English
LANGUAGE

) as folks filed in for

Arnaud Delafosse
PERSON

and

Lena Chandelier
PERSON

’s talk.

Adrian Roselli
PERSON

(@[email protected])

Sep 29, 2023
DATE

,

05:00

TIME

Trying to power through

Arnaud Delafosse
PERSON

and

Lena Chandelier
PERSON

’s #

ParisWeb
PERSON

talk in

French
NORP

by using

Google Translate
ORG

and not having much luck. The things I am picking up are great and the crowd seems really into it.

Adrian Roselli
PERSON

(@[email protected])

Sep 29, 2023
DATE

,

05:16
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There was plenty of activity on the hashtag, though I found more on

Mastodon
PERSON

than Twitter. That made me happy.