The 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (aka CSUN) is just around the corner. CSUN is an investment and planning for success will maximize that investment – arrive with a plan of what you want to learn and take away from CSUN. As you plan your week, consider the following tips I’ve collected from years past. Continue Reading CSUN For Newbies
The details are still fluid, but the idea is this: ARIA is here (cue the cheering), but working devs still need to deal with backward compatibility – what works where, and what doesn’t work where? nd so that is/was the germ of the idea. What we are setting out to do is to create that gnarly database (as a SQL db – and as granular as possible), collect (or write) appropriate tests against the ARIA specification, get them into a location where users can test and report, and then crowd-source the testing and reporting. Continue Reading CSUN 2014 Hackathon
It’s been said that Christmas is about traditions, and at this time of year I am very big on tradition: the tree, the madness of the shopping mall (I actually enjoy it), and of course the music. But playing “Do They Know It’s Christmas” non-stop for 20 days is not a tradition, it’s simply annoying. Two years ago, I posted my original “The 12 Days Of Christmas”, and last year’s 2013 edition started what I hoped would be something of my own tradition on this blog. This years edition makes it official. Continue Reading The 12 Days Of Christmas Music – The 2013 Edition
The Unpopular Position: Recently, another fear-mongering, not-quite-correct anti-DRM article was posted over at FreeCulture.com. I’ve pretty much had it with the amount of FUD being propagated around the web on this topic, and so against my better judgment (OK, maybe not), I am about to set out and articulate the other perspective. Continue Reading DRM at the W3C? Not such a Bad Idea.
With respect to the Mozilla bug-tracker (where I originally wrote this, and then counted to ten – err, rather 8 before changing my mind), here is my original unvarnished response to Ian Hickson’s comments. Continue Reading Related to Bug 854848 – Support the longdesc attribute
Roughly 3 years ago (late April, 2010) I wrote a Rant entitled A Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary where I got all hissy about the fact that the transcripts of the invited experts were posted in inaccessible PDF files: big giant pictures (the most evil of PDFs)! I got all righteous and took it upon myself to convert those PDFs to HTML and mirrored them from my site, freely knowing that I might just get into a bit of trouble over that decision. I never heard a word, and after a while life moved on. Continue Reading Better, but…
Even before Christian Heilmann (@codepo8) fired off his second tweet, I knew I had been caught: caught breaking one of the fundamental rules of the web-as-an-archive: Cool URLs Don’t Change. Continue Reading Cool URLs Don’t Change