The Web should be made accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of any disabilities they might have.
Websites that, despite being created or substantially updated during the era of web standards, ignore or misuse those standards are failed redesigns.
WCAG 2.0 suggests calculating the luminosity contrast ratio between foreground and background colours to ensure readability.
Make sure you don’t miss the major European web development conference of the year - @media 2006 in London this June.
The access element in XHTML 2 will apparently suffer from the same problems as the accesskey attribute in current versions of HTML and XHTML.
CSS background images should only be used for presentational images, not for informational or functional images.
Remember to use the label element to associate form controls with their respective label texts.
A detailed list of the pros and cons of several different methods for creating a CAPTCHA.
If you don’t have an accessibility statement on your site, this article explains how to write one. If you already have one, here’s how to make it better.
Examples of different approaches to making dynamic web content more accessible: WAI’s dynamic web content accessibility and Web Forms 2.
Using a bitmap image containing distorted text to verify that the user is human prevents several groups of disabled people from using web based services.
Accessibility and usability for ITV have a lot in common with accessibility and usability for the web. There are also many differences, some of which are highlighted in this article.
Design sites aren’t very good at using web standards. And purely visual designers often misunderstand accessibility.
A colour blind person’s views of how colour blindness affects web browsing. It rarely does.
Make your site accessible to all human visitors and your search engine rankings will improve.
Mike Davies’ notes and recollections from a media briefing on the topic of PDF accessibility.
Many useful tips for increasing the usability of web based forms. I do have a few reservations about some of the tips.
A very handy little application that provides a real-time simulation of various types of colour blindness.
How to provide help for fields in web forms without using popup windows.
Examples of techniques that improve usability and accessibility of web forms.
A book about web standards, semantics, and accessibility for Dreamweaver users.
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