Archived posts, June 2009

Help screen reader users by giving data tables a summary

To help users of non-visual browsers understand data tables, use the table element’s summary attribute to describe the tables’ structure, especially for complex tables.

Posted on June 5, 2009 in Quick Tips, Accessibility

Enabling keyboard navigation in Mac OS X Web browsers

A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.

Posted on June 9, 2009 in Browsers, Mac, Accessibility

Using the Web with a refreshable Braille display

Roger Hudson has posted a video of Bruce Maguire using a refreshable Braille display to browse the Web.

Posted on June 11, 2009 in Accessibility

Accessibility improvements in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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.

Posted on June 17, 2009 in Accessibility, Mac, Apple

Page zoom does not mean the end of flexibility

The fact that most browsers now default to zooming the entire page instead of just changing text size does not take away the need for flexibility in web design.

Posted on June 18, 2009 in CSS, Usability, Accessibility