Category Archive: Web Accessibility

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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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CSUN-confernece

March 4, 2014

CSUN For Newbies

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

ACCESS + KEY still = ACCESSKEY – The XHTML Role Access Module still flawed

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: www-html@w3.org

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April 3, 2013

Related to Bug 854848 – Support the longdesc attribute

Talk about a sore loser… 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.

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March 19, 2013

Better, but…

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 to the Hearing on Achieving the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Digital Age were posted in inaccessible PDF files: big giant pictures (the most evil of PDFs)!

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