The Web should be made accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of any disabilities they might have.
Google encourages webmasters to make sure their websites work in all browsers by writing valid HTML and considering accessibility.
If screen readers reliably supported multiple labels for the same form control, it would be easier to make error messages and instructions fully accessible.
Fire Vox is a free, open source, cross platform screen reader extension for Firefox. If you create websites you need it.
When creating layouts with an em-based width, specify a maximum width to avoid horizontal scrolling for users who increase text size.
The WCAG Samurai have released version 1 of their list of corrections for and updates to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Jeremy Sydik explains how to design accessible websites without focusing too much on guidelines and ticking checkboxes, choosing a more pragmatic approach instead.
Accessibility is sometimes harder to get into than it should be. The documentation is hard to read and we can all do a little bit more to help each other.
Some accessibility features are commonly misused or overused by well-meaning developers, in some cases leading to decreased accessibility.
James Edwards notes that as Web professionals we owe it to ourselves and our clients to do our jobs properly, which means taking accessibility seriously.
A Getting Started guide for VoiceOver is available for download in a number of formats, including audio, PDF, and Braille.
By using the label element to associate form controls with their label text, you improve the accessibility of HTML forms and make styling and scripting them easier.
Browser sniffing and deliberately preventing people using a so-called unsupported browser from entering a site is a thing from the past that we do not need these days.
Using display:none does not always hide content from screen readers like JAWS and Window-Eyes, but there is a workaround.
A number of too common usability problems encountered on the Web.
It’s encouraging to note that many of the new features in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard are not just visual bells and whistles, but are there to improve accessibility.
When you cannot display a label for a text input field, use placeholder text in an unobtrusive way. This article explains how.
A set of fantastic videos that show how people with various disabilities use computers with the help of assistive technology.
By using CSS rules that make deprecated and potentially inaccessible markup clearly visible to the editor, you can help your clients maintain markup quality.
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