Archived posts, January 2010

W3C HTML Accessibility Task Force

The W3C HTML Accessibility Task Force will help ensure that HTML 5 provides features to enable Web content to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Posted on January 12, 2010 in Accessibility, HTML 5

Telling organisations that their websites are inaccessible

By contacting organisations with inaccessible websites about the problems you encounter, you increase the chances of them fixing their sites. W3C’s WAI has created a document intended to help you do this.

Posted on January 13, 2010 in Accessibility

Is SVG support coming to Internet Explorer?

The Senior Program Manager of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Team has announced that Microsoft has joined the W3C’s Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group.

Posted on January 18, 2010 in Browsers, Web Standards

A call for consistent display of alt text across browsers

How browsers display alt text for missing images varies, so it would be nice to see this standardised by specifying the recommended behaviour in HTML 5.

Posted on January 20, 2010 in Web Standards, Usability, Browsers, Accessibility

Embedding video files without JavaScript

A method for embedding video files with the HTML 5 video element, QuickTime or Flash that does not require JavaScript.

Posted on January 25, 2010 in (X)HTML, HTML 5

Unobtrusive JavaScript is not necessarily accessible JavaScript

There is no guarantee that a JavaScript that is unobtrusively implemented is also keyboard and screen reader accessible.

Posted on January 26, 2010 in Accessibility, JavaScript

XHTML Media Types Working Group Note updated

The W3C XHTML Media Types Note now includes compatibility guidelines and allows XHTML 1.1 documents to be served as text/html provided that they conform to those guidelines.

Posted on January 29, 2010 in (X)HTML