Emma Twersky talks with us about Angular, the Angular CDK, why she's anti-carousel, the importance of theming and components, what some of the struggles with accessibility are, how to design components for hearing, and suggestions for teams building with accessibility in projects.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 154,
  title: 'Theming and Accessibility with Angular Components',
  topics: [ 
    'angular', 'accessibility', 'components'
  guest: 'Emma Twersky'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Dan Wahlin',

Recording date: Sep 16, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Emma Twersky @Twerske

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  • 01:39 Angular (ish)
  • 02:46 Guest introduction
  • 04:03 What is Angular?
  • 05:34 What is the CDK?
  • 06:20 Why anti-carousel?
  • 10:13 Sponsor: Ionic
  • 10:52 The importance of theming and components
  • 13:26 What's the biggest struggle with accessibility?
  • 16:54 What are core web vitals?
  • 21:24 How do you design components for hearing disabilities?
  • 28:36 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 29:42 How do teams incorporate accessibility in projects?
  • 34:11 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.