Category: Web Accessibility

January 12, 2016

Accessibility Conferences 2016

Roughly 14 months ago, I wrote a post where I gathered up as much info as I could regarding digital accessibility conferences for 2015. Over the Christmas break, I was asked if I had plans on updating that post; the outcome is the following 2016 calendar.
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October 21, 2015

Foreign Languages on the Web – The “Lang” attribute and Classic Latin.

The Problem: A web page (or specifically a series of web pages) written in English also features extensive tracts of Classical Latin text – text originating from the 12th and 13th century. The W3C WCAG1 guidance states: “Clearly identify changes in the natural language of a document’s text and any text equivalents (e.g., captions).” (Priority 1, Checkpoint 4.1) The question however was whether or not undertaking the non-trivial task of marking up these Latin texts to meet the WCAG Requirement was worth the return on investment? ( Incipit: Holi writ haþ a liknesse to tre þat bereþ noote oþer appel)
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October 20, 2014

Accessibility Related Conferences and Conventions

Earlier this month, I was asked for some information about accessibility related conferences and conventions. When I started to make a list, it occurred to me that there were a lot more events than even I realized. A quick check via social media surfaced even more that I was not aware of. Finally, again via twitter, I was asked if I could share my list.

Of course!

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July 31, 2014

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

I want to issue a challenge to a group of professionals, some who I know personally, and others only by reputation, but all that I respect and admire, and also with whom I share something in common. This post is directed to Jeffrey Zeldman – An Event Apart, John Allsopp – Web Directions, PPK (Peter Paul Koch) – Mobilism, Andy Budd & Jeremy Keith – dConstruct, and Doug Sheppers – W3Conf. And what we share in common is that we organize web conferences.

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July 2, 2014

Readability and its Implications for Web Content Accessibility

One area of accessibility often overlooked is the readability of the content of your web pages. Not every user may be familiar with terms or terminology being used. Others may not have the same socio-political background, literacy skills or capacity to fully comprehend what it is you are saying. One goal of the content author then is to try and identify their target audience, and then ensures that they are not “writing over their heads”.

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