Accessibility

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

AJAX, JavaScript support and screen reader accessibility

Making websites and web based applications that use a lot of JavaScript accessible isn’t as easy as just making sure that there is a non-JavaScript fallback.

Posted on May 18, 2006

ONOFF: another failed redesign

Swedish consumer electronics chain ONOFF launches a new, inaccessible, invalid website and falsely claims that it is accessible.

Posted on May 12, 2006

Skip links: visible or hidden?

Many accessibility-aware web professionals provide skip links to make in-page navigation easier. But is it ok to hide them?

Posted on May 11, 2006

Accessibility statements and site viewing options

The Glaucoma Research Foundation website has a well-written accessibility statement and site viewing widgets that are actually usable.

Posted on May 10, 2006

Last Call Working Draft of WCAG 2.0 published

Last chance to submit comments on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 before the document moves on to become a referenceable recommendation.

Posted on May 4, 2006

Ten deadly sins of web design

A list of ten huge mistakes no web designer or developer should be caught making.

Posted on May 3, 2006

The history of web standards and accessibility

A story of web standards and accessibility from the release of HTML 3.2 in 1997 until now, with a look at what we can expect in the future.

Posted on April 25, 2006

Evaluating website accessibility

An introduction to a series of articles that explain techniques for evaluating the accessibility of a website. Useful to both developers and website owners.

Posted on April 24, 2006

A showcase for attractive and accessible websites

Accessites.org is a showcase for websites that dispel the myth that accessible websites have to be boring and basic.

Posted on April 13, 2006

Alt text is an alternative, not a tooltip

Alternative text should never be displayed at the same time as the image it provides an alternative for.

Posted on April 10, 2006

Content Management Systems used by public sector websites found lacking

A survey shows that CMSs used by Swedish public sector websites are lacking with respect to accessibility and web standards.

Posted on April 3, 2006

The target attribute and opening new windows

How bad is it really to use an invalid target attribute to make a link open in a new window?

Posted on March 28, 2006

Evaluating website accessibility part 3, Digging Deeper

The third and final article in a three-part series that explains how to evaluate the basic accessibility of a website.

Posted on March 27, 2006

Target sued for refusing to make their website accessible

US based discount retailer Target has disregarded requests for making their website accessible and are now being sued.

Posted on March 22, 2006

VisioVoice makes VoiceOver multilingual

Software vendor AssistiveWare is bringing multilingual support to Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader.

Posted on March 21, 2006

Evaluating website accessibility part 2, Basic Checkpoints

The second article in a three-part series that explains how to evaluate the basic accessibility of a website.

Posted on March 16, 2006

Evaluating website accessibility part 1, Background and Preparation

The first article in a three-part series that explains how to evaluate the basic accessibility of a website.

Posted on March 6, 2006

Setting font size in pixels

Web professionals should be able to specify font size in pixels, but if we do, Internet Explorer users will not be able to change the text size.

Posted on February 1, 2006

Five ways of improving your website

Five actions you can take to improve areas where the quality of many websites deteriorates over time.

Posted on January 31, 2006

Giving the user control over accesskeys

The accesskey attribute may cause conflicts with existing shortcut keys. Here are two different approaches to letting users define their own accesskeys.

Posted on January 27, 2006

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