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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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June 27, 2015

Some Personal Thoughts On Marriage

Yesterday, I posted a picture on Facebook, and promised that there was a blog-post coming associated to that photo. Now over a decade old, I am extremely proud of that shot, as it symbolizes something I’ve felt strongly about for a very long time: That marriage isn’t about sex, or about pro-creation, but rather about commitment, ceremonies and rituals, and the strength of family and friends. Marriage is about love.

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[Photo and link - Accessibility Related Conferences and Conventions]

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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[Photo: Medieval gauntlet]

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 4, 2014

Tech-no Thank-you

My brother Anthony is, well, a character. He’s lived in Yellowknife, NWT for over 30 years now, and he’s fairly famous in those parts. He builds a giant snow castle on Great Slave Lake each year, where for 19 years now he’s hosted the SnowKing Winter Festival (he, of course, is the Snow King), he organizes an annual pond regatta each summer, and, despite his rather gruff exterior, he is an extremely gifted, artistic man who has never abandoned the sheer joy of childhood. He is, and remains, a kid at heart.

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