Category: Web Accessibility

[WATS.ca Archived]

January 15, 2013

The Future of Accesskeys

The July 22, 2004 Working Draft of XHTML 2.0 abandons accesskey for a much more powerful and flexible access attribute that will put the user in control and allow keyboard users to define their own keystrokes.

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January 5, 2013

Everything Old is New

While the history of the web as we know it has a short timeline (when it comes to history), there is enough of a timeline now that we should be able to learn from our past mistakes. As George Santayana (1863 -1952) wrote in 1906, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“.

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August 15, 2012

Medium Scores Low

What I wouldn’t give to strap Biz and Evan into some chairs and make them listen to this in JAWs or VoiceOver today. Seriously guys? You’re supposed to exemplify the brightest and best of what Silicon Valley has to offer, and this is the excrement you deliver? They seemingly didn’t spend 10 minutes even thinking about accessibility.

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May 13, 2012

User Statistics – People with Disabilities

(a.k.a. “Can you give me some numbers?”) Originally posted: July 2007 Often, decisions and compromises must be made in projects large and small. Experienced decision makers surround themselves with factual data so that they can weigh the benefits and risks of any crucial decision. When it comes to online accessibility, it is important to remember […]

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March 12, 2012

Adding a New Category – Archive

I have added a new category to the ‘ol blog: Archive. You may find some of this interesting, or useless – no matter. None of it is new, and most of it will be archived material that was either previously posted at WATS.ca or has been kicking around my Hard Drive for a number of years.

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