The Web should be made accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of any disabilities they might have.
Apple has made the iPhone and iPod touch accessible to visually impaired people by shipping them with the new, gesture-based version of the VoiceOver screen reader.
When grouping the options of a select element, you can use the optgroup element with a label attribute instead of faking the groups with option elements.
Screen reader users are encouraged to participate in WebAIM’s updated screen reader user survey, intended to help accessible web developers make informed decisions.
When you add skip links to a site, do not hide them completely from sighted users.
The Readable bookmarklet, especially in combination with the Better Web Readability CSS framework, makes websites easier to scan and read.
If you can read Swedish, here’s an opportunity to read a good book on usability for free.
Very few visual browsers support the longdesc attribute, but now there are at least two: iCab and Opera.
If you had to pick a limited number of accessible colour combinations that you could let people choose from by means of a style switcher, what would they be, and why?
The current HTML 5 Working Draft lists the summary attribute as an obsolete but conforming feature and tells authors to provide table information to all users.
Like the content on a site but have a hard time reading it? Try the Readability bookmarklet.
Internet Explorer 8, unlike previous versions, behaves like other browsers and does not display alt text in a tooltip when you hover the cursor over an image.
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.
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.
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.
Roger Hudson has posted a video of Bruce Maguire using a refreshable Braille display to browse the Web.
A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.
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.
Cufón is a potential replacement for static images or sIFR when you must use a specific typeface that is not widely available. However, it has some usability and accessibility issues.
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