Archived posts, June 2009
Robert Nyman’s FireFinder plugin for Firebug lets you quickly find and highlight HTML elements that match a CSS selector or XPath expression. Very handy.
To help users of non-visual browsers understand data tables, use the table element’s summary attribute to describe the tables’ structure, especially for complex tables.
A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.
Roger Hudson has posted a video of Bruce Maguire using a refreshable Braille display to browse the Web.
If you think a technique or other document related to WCAG 2.0 could be improved, you can let the WCAG Working Group know about it.
Mac OS X 10.6 has plenty of accessibility improvements, several of which will be useful not only to people with disabilities. No mention of WAI-ARIA, though.
The fact that most browsers now default to zooming the entire page instead of just changing text size does not take away the need for flexibility in web design.
I’m on holiday until August. See you then.
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