Apple products, specifically Mac computers and the Mac OS X operating system, are the main subject of these articles.
A quick walkthrough of the accessibility improvements in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that stood out most to me.
How to configure Apache on Mac OS X to use virtual hosts with local host names and parse .html files for PHP and SSI.
How to make Mac OS X display the current week number.
Copying a folder on top of another folder with the same name in the Mac OS X Finder will replace the entire contents of the target folder. This is not always what you want, so luckily there are other ways of copying folders.
A selection of the Mac OS X keyboard commands I find myself using a lot, some of which may not be all that well-known.
The 10.6.5 update to Snow Leopard changes a line in /usr/sbin/apachectl, making it throw an error when you try to run it. The fix is pretty simple.
A selection of keyboard shortcuts used to control the VoiceOver screen reader in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
A walkthrough of what I did to get everything working again after doing a clean install upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.6.
To open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder, either press Shift + Cmd + G and enter the folder’s path or type “open /path/to/folder” in a Terminal window.
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.
A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.
If you use Migration Assistant to move your stuff from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel Mac, be aware that MySQL and Perl may be moved as well, which may lead to problems.
If you’re having problems with default applications resetting when you reboot, FileVault may be the culprit.
Most hard drives you buy are not fully supported by Apple’s Time Machine until you repartition them, but Time Machine does not warn you about it.
To save keystrokes and speed up development I have created a DOMAssistant bundle for TextMate.
A Getting Started guide for VoiceOver is available for download in a number of formats, including audio, PDF, and Braille.
How to avoid problems when updating a Mac that doubles as a server for web development from Tiger to Leopard.
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.
A rundown of the Mac OS X Web browsers that occupy space on my hard drive in late 2007.
A set of fantastic videos that show how people with various disabilities use computers with the help of assistive technology.
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