October 20, 2014
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.
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July 31, 2014
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
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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March 4, 2014
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.
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July 2, 2013
The following article is a re-print of an Official Comment made to the Editors of the XHTMLTM 2 Draft Recommendation. It is presented here in a more open form to hopefully stimulate discussion and debate. If you believe, as I do, that the @key attribute has no place in XHTMLTM 2, I urge you to say so to the Draft Editors: firstname.lastname@example.org
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