Au Revoir

December 9, 2011

The Only Thing Constant is Change

This is a somewhat personal blog post – both sad and yet exciting. After 5 1/2 years of managing the Stanford Online Accessibility Program – a program that I was brought on board to create and develop – I am leaving Stanford in pursuit of new opportunities. My last day on campus will be Friday, December 16th, 2011.

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{Screen Capture: Definition of semantics]

November 15, 2011

My Thing About the Thing That Thing Wrote About Thing

One of the oft-touted gains of using HTML5 is that “accessibility just happens” – we’ve heard this from King Ian the All-knowing, and it’s been echoed numerous times by his many mouthpieces within the WHATWG, of which Mark “I’m checking out y’all” Pilgrim was an especially vocal member. Everyone proudly points to the new landmark elements of “proof” of this assertion (and frankly, it’s one of the few things they have pretty much gotten right). But now someone with the bully-pulpit of being a “web opener for Opera Software” comes along and say that it’s all a waste of time, don’t bother, a <div> is good enough.

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November 5, 2011

Not The Blog Post I Was Going To Write Today

Today, I am setting my sights squarely on what has got to be one of the most stupid and evil things I’ve encountered on the web in a very long time: 4D Captchas. Seriously?

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