Accessibility

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

Update on the Target accessibility lawsuit

The US-based retailer Target has been sued for refusing to make their website accessible. The lawsuit has now been given class-action status.

Posted on October 8, 2007

NoSquint allows site-specific text zoom

A Firefox extension that remembers your text zoom level per site. Anyone know of a Safari alternative?

Posted on October 5, 2007

Scrap text resize widgets and teach people how to resize text

Instead of wasting time and resources on building JavaScript widgets that resize the text on your site, teach people how to resize text in their browser.

Posted on September 21, 2007

10 colour contrast checking tools to improve the accessibility of your design

A list of tools that help make your design readable to all users by checking if text has sufficient contrast against its background.

Posted on September 12, 2007

Can the alt attribute be omitted without hurting accessibility?

In the current editor’s draft of the HTML 5 specification, the alt attribute for images is no longer required. I am not convinced that this is a good idea.

Posted on September 7, 2007

Provide an accessible alternative if you must use a CAPTCHA

Visual verification of distorted characters displayed in an image is a major accessibility barrier to people who are visually impaired, blind, or dyslexic.

Posted on September 4, 2007

JavaScript interaction must be input device independent

Make your JavaScript device-independent and accessible to all by assigning user interaction event handlers such as onclick to links instead of non-keyboard focusable elements.

Posted on August 21, 2007

Just Ask - Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design (Book review)

Shawn Lawton Henry’s book tells you how to improve the accessibility of your website or product by involving people with disabilities throughout your projects.

Posted on August 20, 2007

Introduction to screen readers and screen magnifiers

See how people who are experienced screen reader or screen magnifier users interact with their computer desktop and the Web.

Posted on July 17, 2007

London 2012 Olympics branding film causes epileptic seizures

A segment of a film that promotes the London 2012 Olympic Games brand has triggered epileptic seizures in at least thirty people.

Posted on June 29, 2007

5 blogs that make me think

Five bloggers whose writings tend to make me think.

Posted on June 12, 2007

WCAG Samurai Errata published

The WCAG Samurai have published the first draft of their errata for and extensions to WCAG 1.0.

Posted on June 8, 2007

HTML 5 and accessibility

The HTML Working Group is required to cooperate with the Web Accessibility Initiative to ensure that HTML 5 enables accessibility.

Posted on June 7, 2007

Content management systems and accessibility

Several open source CMSs were evaluated to determine the accessibility of their admin interfaces.

Posted on June 5, 2007

Bulletproof Ajax (Book review)

Jeremy Keith explains how to use Ajax in an unobtrusive manner, minimising the negative impact it can have on accessibility.

Posted on May 31, 2007

WCAG 2.0 Working Draft May 2007: A closer look

Jack Pickard has taken a good look at the latest Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, and likes what he sees.

Posted on May 28, 2007

WCAG 2.0 Working Draft updated

The WCAG Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of WCAG 2.0 and issued a new Call for review.

Posted on May 21, 2007

O’Reilly sites implement ReadSpeaker voice technology

The same technology that I use to offer an audio version of my RSS feed is now used across the O’Reilly network of websites.

Posted on May 15, 2007

Help keep accessibility and semantics in HTML

If you think accessibility and semantics are important and should be improved in the next version of HTML, you need to act.

Posted on May 7, 2007

The Autistic Cuckoo returns (sort of)

Tommy Olsson temporarily resurrects his blog to inform us of some great articles he has published on other sites.

Posted on April 26, 2007

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