Category Archive: Web Accessibility

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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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May 8, 2011

WYSIWYG support for @longdesc today

The @longdesc “discussion” just won’t go away. As HTML5 looms closer and closer towards becoming a Last Call document at the W3C, there is a full-court press to ensure that @longdesc remains in the specification.

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March 22, 2011

My March Madness

I am home from an intense 10 days of SxSW, CSUN and W3C Face-to-Face meetings. I am happy if tired.

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