Accessibility

The Web should be made accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of any disabilities they might have.

Resolution vs. browser size vs. fixed or adaptive width

If you want to make your design look its best at a certain width, optimise it for that width. But there is little reason to constrain the site to that width.

Posted on November 27, 2006

Guidelines for Swedish public sector websites updated

A new version of the V├Ągledningen 24-timmarswebben (Swedish Guidelines for public sector websites) has been published, and I had the honour of being invited to write parts of it.

Posted on November 14, 2006

Help Joe Clark start up an accessibility research project

Joe Clark is raising money to raise money for a large acessibility research project and needs your help.

Posted on November 9, 2006

Accessibility statements or Site help pages?

Perhaps it is time to replace accessibility statements with site help pages that are less technical.

Posted on October 31, 2006

Best practices for the Mobile Web

Much of the advice intended to provide a better user experience for users of handheld devices will also improve accessibility in other contexts.

Posted on October 26, 2006

Barrier-free Web design, a.k.a. Web accessibility 2.0

An attempt to explain why we believe that including everybody does not risk excluding people with disabilities.

Posted on October 24, 2006

Web standards and accessibility training in Sweden

Training courses in Web standards and accessibility for Web designers and developers in Sweden, in Swedish.

Posted on October 17, 2006

Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance (Book review)

An excellent and very well-written book that explains the various aspects of Web accessibility in depth.

Posted on October 10, 2006

Full Flash websites and SEO

A well-thought-out and easy-to-understand flow-chart that is helpful when trying to assess how a full-Flash site will affect SEO and accessibility.

Posted on October 6, 2006

Accessibility for all vs. for people with disabilities

Let’s stop the pointless arguing about what Web accessibility is and help each other make the Web a better place.

Posted on October 4, 2006

Inline quotations: use q elements or not?

Should Web designers and Web authors use q elements to mark up inline quotations or not? Opinions differ.

Posted on October 3, 2006

False accessibility claims on public sector websites

Far too often, public sector websites falsely claim that they are accessible after paying tax money to web agencies that do not know what accessibility is.

Posted on October 2, 2006

Are accessibility evaluation tools useless?

A look at what can be trusted in reports generated by automated accessibility evaluation tools.

Posted on September 8, 2006

Light text on dark background vs. readability

The recent design trend of light text on dark backgrounds is reducing the readability and usability of many sites for certain people.

Posted on August 21, 2006

Google Accessible Search rewards accessibility

Google Accessible Search is designed to prioritise search results that are more usable to blind and visually impaired people.

Posted on July 26, 2006

ReadSpeaker PodCaster - listen to 456 Berea Street

ReadSpeaker PodCaster is an online service that automatically creates podcasts from RSS feeds by converting text to speech.

Posted on July 25, 2006

2006 first half-year review

A collection of the most popular articles published on 456 Berea Street during the first half of 2006.

Posted on June 23, 2006

Web accessibility to become mandatory in Europe

On 12 June 2006, ministers of 34 European countries signed the Riga Ministerial Declaration, which requires that all public websites are accessible by 2010.

Posted on June 21, 2006

Web knowledge levels

Descriptions of knowledge levels in various Web related subjects including HTML, JavaScript, and accessibility.

Posted on June 2, 2006

WCAG 2 disregards Web standards

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is confusing, difficult to understand, hard to implement, and disregards web standards.

Posted on May 26, 2006

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