Cameron Cundiff

Biography

  • Case Study: How Pivotal Network Does Zero Downtime Deployment on Cloud Foundry

    Case Study: How Pivotal Network Does Zero Downtime Deployment on Cloud Foundry

    At the end of last quarter, Pivotal Network (the platform for evaluating Pivotal Software) came out of a three week deploy freeze, and yet the team still needed to deliver features. In looking for...

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  • Accessibility Testing – Javascript Library Roundup

    Accessibility Testing – Javascript Library Roundup

    If you’re a developer looking to build accessibility assertions into your own testing tool, there are a few things you’ll want to look for: A javascript library – high fidelity accessibility...

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  • Lunchtime Drawtime – Time for Contemplation

    Lunchtime Drawtime – Time for Contemplation

    Lunchtime Drawtime is where Pivotal Labs folks get together to paint and draw during lunch. We have Lunchtime Drawtime on Fridays at the NYC office every week. Check out some of our past drawtimes...

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  • Limit VoiceOver Reading to a Specific URL

    Limit VoiceOver Reading to a Specific URL

    If you are a developer testing web accessibility using OS X’s VoiceOver screen reader, you can follow this guide to limit announcements to a specific application and URL, so that VoiceOver only...

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  • Accessible UI Widgets using ARIA

    Accessible UI Widgets using ARIA

    ARIA attributes are a robust alternative to arbitrary class names when applying styles and behaviors to your markup. When you use ARIA attributes to target elements, you introduce accessibility...

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  • 1 more reason to use MDPress – GitHub Pages

    1 more reason to use MDPress – GitHub Pages

    Yesterday I found another reason to love working with MDPress for creating presentations. MDPress is an open source tool that generates HTML presentations from Markdown content. It’s great for...

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  • Accessibility Errors Are Breaking Your Build

    Accessibility Errors Are Breaking Your Build

    Imagine if someone flipped a switch on your project that broke your entire integration test suite with failures that surfaced critical, long standing bugs in production that render your site...

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  • Automated Accessibility Testing in Rails with capybara-accessible

    Automated Accessibility Testing in Rails with capybara-accessible

    capybara-accessible is an automated accessibility testing tool that has been recently released by Case Commons, with Pivotal Labs contributions. Here’s a description of capybara-accessible, how it...

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  • Testing Color for Accessibility

    Testing Color for Accessibility

    A fellow Pivot recently asked me about accessibility requirements around the use color with text in a page. Here is the answer I gave her. Color itself is not as relevant as contrast ratio (for...

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  • Start Your Own Lunchtime Drawtime

    Start Your Own Lunchtime Drawtime

    Lunchtime Drawtime is where Pivotal Labs folks get together and draw during lunch. We have Lunchtime Drawtime on Fridays at the NYC office, weekly for the past 6 months. Here’s a list of protips...

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  • Pair Comics

    Pair Comics

    There are particular tropes that come up again and again when pairing. I’ve decided to canonize a few as comics. Enjoy!  … Read more

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  • Lunchtime Drawtime!

    Lunchtime Drawtime!

    Lunchtime Drawtime happens Fridays at lunch in the NYC office, where a handful of folks get together and perform some acts of creation. Sometime we have prompts; today’s was bodies of...

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  • How To: Use Skip Navigation Links for Better Keyboard Accessibility

    How To: Use Skip Navigation Links for Better Keyboard Accessibility

    For improved keyboard accessibility, use skip navigation links along with a coherent heading outline, ARIA landmarks, and a javascript polyfill for Webkit based browsers. Why Use Skip Navigation...

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  • Use ARIA Landmarks Instead of Skip Nav Links

    Use ARIA Landmarks Instead of Skip Nav Links

    This is a followup post to Testing accessibility with RSpec and Capybara, in which I explored strategies for automated testing of skip navigation links. We needed to provide a way to skip...

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  • Testing accessibility with RSpec and Capybara

    Testing accessibility with RSpec and Capybara

    An exploration in automated accessibility testing Today Grant Hutchins and I took on several stories to enhance the accessibility of a site. One of them was to add a skip-navigation link to the...

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