Archived posts, March 2009
To make sure that people who need larger text can use your size, increase text size to 200 percent and check that the content is still readable and functional.
Apple recently released a public beta of Safari 4. Among the news is support for WAI-ARIA, but I can’t figure out how to make it work.
The European Accessibility Forum Frankfurt on 27 March 2009 offers an impressive line-up of speakers that will discuss current accessibility topics.
While it is important for all web developers to have access to a screen reader for testing, setting one up may prove a little tricky. Fortunately there are instructions that will help.
If you’re having problems with default applications resetting when you reboot, FileVault may be the culprit.
Using p elements instead of multiple br elements to create paragraphs in HTML makes your documents more accessible and easier to style.
Sam Ruby, co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group, has put together a number of select quotes to illustrate the evolution of HTML, from the beginning to where it is now.
If a Subversion repository has moved to a new location, use the svn switch command with the –relocate switch to make the working copy point to the repository’s new URL.
WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist condenses the guidelines into an easy-to-use and understandable checklist that will help you get started with WCAG 2.0.
Testing your web sites and web applications with a screen reader is good. Screen readers can be expensive, but NVDA is a completely free alternative that has WAI-ARIA support.
Repeating a link’s text in its title attribute serves no purpose for the end user. All it does is add noise and increase page size.