Archived posts, March 2009
Check your design with text size increased to 200 percent
To make sure that people who need larger text can use your size, increase text size to 200 percent and check that the content is still readable and functional.
Safari 4 public beta with WAI-ARIA support. Or not?
Apple recently released a public beta of Safari 4. Among the news is support for WAI-ARIA, but I can’t figure out how to make it work.
Screen reader testing
While it is important for all web developers to have access to a screen reader for testing, setting one up may prove a little tricky. Fortunately there are instructions that will help.
Use the p element to create paragraphs
Using p elements instead of multiple br elements to create paragraphs in HTML makes your documents more accessible and easier to style.
The evolution and future of HTML
Sam Ruby, co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group, has put together a number of select quotes to illustrate the evolution of HTML, from the beginning to where it is now.
WCAG 2.0 Checklist by WebAIM
WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist condenses the guidelines into an easy-to-use and understandable checklist that will help you get started with WCAG 2.0.
NVDA – a free, open source screen reader
Testing your web sites and web applications with a screen reader is good. Screen readers can be expensive, but NVDA is a completely free alternative that has WAI-ARIA support.
Don’t duplicate link text in the title attribute
Repeating a link’s text in its title attribute serves no purpose for the end user. All it does is add noise and increase page size.