Archived posts, September 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 in Accessibility

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 in Accessibility, HTML 5

Help improve support for Web Standards in HTML email

HTML email sucks, but it isn’t going away. So instead of complaining we should do what we can to help improve support for Web Standards in email clients.

Posted on September 11, 2007 in Web Standards

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 in Accessibility, Usability

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 in Accessibility, Browsers, Usability