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.
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.
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.
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.
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.