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Léonie @LeonieWatson Bristol, UK

Director and co-founder of @TetraLogical; accessibility engineer; @W3C WebApps WG co-chair; screen reader user, tequila drinker and crime fiction junkie.

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Joined Twitter 3/11/09


@peduarte @jon_neal Congratulations! 😊📢 How screen readers navigate data tables (+video demonstration) https://t.co/0HkWnGFrmI @stevefaulkner @yatil @Lady_Ada_King @matatk as a screen reader user, a heartfelt +1 to Steve's recommendation.Today I published my new video about ARIA and the other layers of accessibility technologies:… https://t.co/TnttKiVde4
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9/28
2020
@aardrian @nicbertino @WordPress @wptavern I don't think it's a policy so much as a vain attempt to disguise shoddy… https://t.co/oLjEMsIxBX @aardrian It's interesting to note that the best defense of @Wordpress Gutenberg offered up in the comments of the… https://t.co/rggkQbNwjI.@Aardrian on the @W3C and @Studio24 decision not to use @WordPress for the new W3C website, rightly citing… https://t.co/ibuHfPWduYHm. This is not good. I recently deleted my @Cloudflare account and now wonder if my data has been handled in line… https://t.co/jlaqbijYnLReal programming is an elitist myth, on @Wired https://t.co/xuD0ueXBRR
9/27
2020
@melaniersumner It might be worth digging into the logs a bit. We recently upgraded our wifi and it was really flak… https://t.co/TpIs7uUMsU.@RealDonaldTrump #racist https://t.co/hMuEynD0GUIf you ever had any doubt about the levels of entrenched, institutional Islamophobia within the British media, the… https://t.co/EFZ4cvk8Wv
Retweeted by Léonie @NickColley Thanks. It threw me at first when I saw my name because I couldn't remember doing any such thing... then I looked at the date :) @NickColley Goodness me! That takes me back a bit. I think the advice is still good though.Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. If someone Tweets something shocking, but doesn't provide a l… https://t.co/ovKbKJ0W2G
Retweeted by Léonie @asadotzler Ah yes. You're right. I had not explored that far. Thank you. @SteveALee @edent I didn't know that. I've just noticed that when I ask something like "Do you have any savoury sna… https://t.co/krnga5OolL @asadotzler Thanks for listening to al this feedback! @asadotzler I've also realised that the toggle button for connect/disconnect does not communicate its state. Window… https://t.co/d1VcypFoay @asadotzler Yes, I can confirm it is only when the VPN is connected that the content becomes inaccessible. Using Ja… https://t.co/34nRbyhH4Y
9/26
2020
@asadotzler No problem. Having used a few of these things over the years, this is the only one I would be prepared… https://t.co/QtY6Fxf9EA @asadotzler ... Like I said, all minor things. I've had no trouble actually using the app. Using Win 10 with Jaws 2… https://t.co/jUFGLzkUzB @asadotzler ... Last, whilst connected, going to Settings > Network settings, it doesn't seem to be possible to nav… https://t.co/mt23vZ1CaK @asadotzler ... Also, when expanding a country, for example UK, two cities are available (London and Manchester) wi… https://t.co/GqD302F5s5 @asadotzler Thanks Asa. I'll first reiterate how very accessible the Windows app is. As for the suggestions: it wou… https://t.co/hamZAPanK7 @edent I haven't heard that, but I've heard it used as a substitute for savoury more and more frequently in recent years.This year's #a11yTOConf will take place over three days with a new mix of talks, October 21-23rd! Check out our sp… https://t.co/6zNroQx136
Retweeted by Léonie @robinberjon @cwilso 😂 @MVPAward Thanks. That is the address I sent the emails to - in reply to a reminder email I received about signing the NDA. @samdownie You did when you assumed I had not read the legislation (or had, but not understood it), that I had not… https://t.co/ojyaJ3gzmM
9/25
2020
@robinberjon @cwilso OK, but you're going to need a Spiderman outfit, you know this, right?👏 When a visitor mistakenly said its website was inaccessible, @Equal_Entry triggered a full investigation. This po… https://t.co/7g3WhFCTsqHello @MVPAward, I've been trying to find the NDA I need to sign but cannot. I've emailed the global admin address… https://t.co/WLqjzsZuAz @triblondon I've heard so many people talking about receiving false-positive notifications when motion is detected… https://t.co/6tf8Tl2plt @rachelandrew 😂 Amazon makes mention of protecting pets from being harmed by the drone, but not a word about protec… https://t.co/X1NxbvMROU @kevinmarks I don't know much about QR codes, but based on that post, it could well make scanning more difficult -… https://t.co/cD9DsiZEn7So @Amazon will soon launch a security drone for your home... a security drone that will doubtless tell you when so… https://t.co/eISiRZ4UwCHave just installed @Mozilla VPN and found it to be very usable with Jaws on Windows 10. Have a couple of minor sug… https://t.co/WwHJJ42UXA @samdownie You're making an awful lot of assumptions there. @kevinmarks Assuming you know roughly where it is, it's fairly easy. You wave your phone in front of whatever it's… https://t.co/Ubqt0bH6UII've just installed the #NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England & Wales and can report that it is very… https://t.co/eIQPNStRtj
9/24
2020
Today we describe a #NaturalLanguageProcessing model that achieves near BERT-level performance on text classificati… https://t.co/au0n8A5YiC
Retweeted by Léonie @kentcdodds @KaramelPlatonik @sebsilbermann Well, thank you, whoever it was 😊 @prairycat @psamta I wouldn't use aria-owns in a tabpanels component as a rule, but would for things like menus/men… https://t.co/NYQGRSxKn7
9/22
2020
From the archives... Using the aria-owns attribute https://t.co/poxsyArpOW
9/21
2020
@carmacleod @patrick_h_lauke @IanPouncey @aardrian @ericwbailey But thank you. It is a labour of love for all of us… https://t.co/foCoeRJFNh @carmacleod @patrick_h_lauke @IanPouncey @aardrian @ericwbailey I remember for the first few I used to stay up for… https://t.co/6uyRGtbeZe
9/18
2020
The choice is yours. Choose an independent browser backed by a non-profit. https://t.co/SKbH9ui2RQ
Retweeted by Léonie @erikkroes @paciellogroup @w3c In other words, the cost of things many of us are fortunate enough to take for grant… https://t.co/UlqPSdK2xn @erikkroes @paciellogroup @w3c Right, but that does not mean there are no costs. There is the cost of connectivity,… https://t.co/A9xcnXCLC8 @aardrian As I start typing? Something to the effect that "N" results are available. @khallconsultant @SteveALee It was always one of the things we wanted to do - hear new voices and new perspectives,… https://t.co/wvZhjWI0F0 @Kevmarmol_CT @edent @w3c A W3C account is needed. There is a link to do this on the accompanying news item (which… https://t.co/ja30W3AN68 @Ocado @andygee007 Done.The @W3C diversity fund is for people from under-represented groups that would like to participate in the W3C annua… https://t.co/iloKR3CSxz @stevefaulkner @patrick_h_lauke @IanPouncey @aardrian @ericwbailey was right there with uss too. @click2carney @MAWConsultngLLC Me either. The catch is that a lot of the information is available online, but of co… https://t.co/A7v0jxptrNThank you to Silver Supporter @Intuit for their support of #id24 2020!
Retweeted by LéonieOn now... #id24 https://t.co/ycjXropKK0 @click2carney @MAWConsultngLLC Right. That's the other thing I found - that it took a really long time to find out… https://t.co/LOQC9rdivl @g16n Heh, yes, that is a bit unnerving - at least until I've been in country for a day or two and have reset my ears :) @click2carney @MAWConsultngLLC It was the same for me with my screen reader, and I think it must be more so now tha… https://t.co/acZd4z0qGS @HenriHelvetica 🤗From the Dept. of "It's all gone wrong"... you'll find the live talks from #id24 at https://t.co/PSFiwMPGvM and you… https://t.co/RTBErH37gS @FredWabz 💜 My tea consumption has gone through the roof... #id24The gremlins are properly in the works for #id24 but you'll find Veronica Lewis' talk at the end of this URL https://t.co/5C2CpFyIjrOur first #id24 talk of 2020 is: Everyone here spoke sign language, by @modulist (YouTube title is incorrect, but w… https://t.co/miSkbEbdqz
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9/17
2020
💜 https://t.co/Uhnr34LyUNJust under an hour until the pre-conference session for @id24conf gets underway - come and join us to find out what… https://t.co/otEimjLhwq
9/16
2020
It's almost time for Inclusive Design 24, and the 24 hour schedule (with automatic local time conversion) is here… https://t.co/RJFfd7oRNm
9/15
2020
@IanDunt *Hands over the tequila...Understanding semantics https://t.co/F4CsJsCWw5 @DakotaAter It could be slow, you're right. I suppose my ultimate experience would be being able to use my computer… https://t.co/NG3JgcMpYDInteraction media features and their potential (for incorrect assumptions), a new article on CSSTricks (@CSS) by… https://t.co/qaEhPMSPJ0
Retweeted by Léonie @heydonworks @FreedomSci Heh. though Sharky did have a pretty stylish Fedora AIRC :) @DakotaAter It'd be good to be able to drive all features of Jaws, but especially read all, and character/word/sent… https://t.co/zgaxX78WRz👏 I did not know what a commitment @Google had already made, and continues to make, to being a climate responsible… https://t.co/SUOrFTxCkQ
9/14
2020
@DakotaAter Thanks Matt. As I said in my first tweet, the potential for this feature is huge. The recognition quali… https://t.co/CyPiVNlBg9 @simevidas @heydonworks @stevefaulkner This is something the AOM intends to solve by making it possible to referenc… https://t.co/uLypY29OCA @clairerandall @Ocado @andygee007 Interesting. I do have access to the app, so it is clearly enabled for some custo… https://t.co/jNcIaftZid @AmeliasBrain @FreedomSci That's true, and I agree about customisability. Even "Jaws" would have been shorter and l… https://t.co/3kmdxqYpfM
9/13
2020
@accessaces From the @FreedomSci website https://t.co/rB6LLtC1Zr @FatElvis04 @FreedomSci It is cute. That's my point. I don't want cute when I'm talking to my computer. @robinberjon It's really been 5 years? 🤔 @aardrian @karlgroves @thebillygregory @ericwbailey @LFLegal @detonite @VandLShow I'd cheerfully lend my help/suppo… https://t.co/LM78UlLnVHIf you team it up with Win10 Speech Rec it gets a little bit closer to the optimum voice interaction experience, th… https://t.co/Gd4NAfGykhPlaying with the new voice input feature in the Jaws 2021 beta from @freedomSci. It's really limited now, but in te… https://t.co/4RnGdRgDJk @thebillygregory @ericwbailey @aardrian @LFLegal @detonite @VandLShow @karlgroves Yes, yes you should. @Ocado @andygee007 In other words it fails at least 3 different WCAG Success Criteria, as well as being unusable wi… https://t.co/bQNsqNXSVu @Ocado @andygee007 Really? The component uses the wrong ARIA so the info conveyed to screen readers is wrong; the e… https://t.co/gZ9QG9UKNL @aardrian @ericwbailey @LFLegal @detonite Well, I suppose I wasn't wearing a blind-fold at the time... 😂 @ericwbailey @LFLegal @detonite @aardrian Tried to read that post. Can't. Interupted every 10 seconds by an alert s… https://t.co/M08Y2F766a
9/12
2020
On it. https://t.co/o15moQhuxy
Retweeted by Léonie @cwilso I have a growing stack of laptops that I cannot get rid of because of the stickers. Keep meaning to take a… https://t.co/msltV2Vhaq @mfairchild365 @dboudreau Things like general capability to access the given OS and common applications therein; ab… https://t.co/nbYqdXE0ec
9/11
2020
@DivineOps @pati_gallardo For the love of making the web a better place for humans everywhere, and with help from o… https://t.co/0i53x5dt7o"There are standardised ways of representing UI elements such that they work well for all users. These standards ar… https://t.co/irPYF6e6ld
Retweeted by Léonie @Kevmarmol_CT @katholmes Heh. I'm used to my screen reader really screwing things up, so it was no bother reading your tweet! @Kevmarmol_CT @katholmes Talking of inclusive design, it would be remiss of me not to mention that Inclusive Design… https://t.co/j64KEGNleHSharing https://t.co/AE8NnduUcG from @aardrian to top up the Google SEO for when you Google their name :)
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9/10
2020

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