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August 2012

A New Standard for PDF Accessibility: PDF/UA « Adobe Accessibility

by Monique

It’s important to note that PDF/UA is neither a spec to measure PDF content, like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), nor an everyday authoring guide. It focuses on giving developers of PDF authoring tools and viewers, as well as vendors of assistive technologies that support PDF, critical information on how to build and present PDF content more accessibly. The goal is to make accessible PDFs easy to author and use, however they are produced.

The First Website Ever Made

by Monique

The first ever website was published on August 6, 1991 and served up a page explaining the World Wide Web project and giving information on how users could setup a web server and how to create their own websites and web pages, as well as how they could search the web for information.

July 2012

by Monique & 1 other, 1 comment

How it works

There are four “layers” of words that will be flying in, one after the other, making the previous one fade out. The letters will fly in rotating and get a little shake once they “smash” into their place.

The demo is best viewed in a browser that supports perspective.

BBC - My Web My Way - How to guides

by Monique

Geoff Adams-Spink - the former BBC Age and Disability Correspondent - provides an overview of how users can adapt their computer setup.

May 2012

Website checker for Section 508 Accessibility, WCAG, WAI and Broken Link Testing from the Bureau of Internet Accessibility

by Monique

As a free public service, the Bureau of Internet Accessibility scans web sites and provides a complete analysis of their accessibility, along with the broken links discovered, for free.

December 2011

What is Web Accessibility? | Think Vitamin

by Monique

Web accessibility can sometimes be a controversial topic, but a fiery dialogue is a healthy sign of just how much people really care. While opinions may vary on specific issues, one thing is clear: Equal access to information is paramount in the digital age.

November 2011

How Expensive is Accessibility? | Karl Groves

by Monique

There are obvious expenses involved whenever an organization begins adopting accessibility which are diminished as accessibility as a topic is adopted and integrated into how things get done, but nobody truly knows what those costs are or how rapidly they’re diminished.

Easy YouTube caption creator | Accessibility tools, web developer tools, wizards and markup generators | Accessify

by Monique, 1 comment

The Easy YouTube caption creator is designed to make it very simple to create a caption text file (.sub format) that you can then add to YouTube video files that you have uploaded.

Analyzing Network Characteristics Using JavaScript And The DOM, Part 1 - Smashing Coding

by Monique & 1 other

As Web developers, we have an affinity for developing with JavaScript. Whatever the language used in the back end, JavaScript and the browser are the primary language-platform combination available at the user’s end. It has many uses, ranging from silly to experience-enhancing.

DingoAccess » Measuring accessibility

by Monique

There has been much discussion, and some arguments, about how to determine the accessibility of websites. Unfortunately, this is often polarised around two simplistic choices: A compliance/conformance based approach that usually involves a checklist of criteria; or, some form of user testing by people who have different disabilities and/or who rely on different assistive technologies. Both approaches have their strength and limitations, and neither can provide a reliable declaration about the accessibility of a site on its own.

Website Accessibility: Disability Statistics

by Monique

This post is a compilation of disability statistics from government agencies and researchers in the US, UK and Canada. The statistics shown have most impact on website use, and help assess the impact of accessibility problems, in terms of numbers of people affected, and likely commercial impact.

July 2011

June 2011

The False Choice of | The Beautiful, Tormented Machine

by Monique & 2 others

The site makes it appear as if you must pick sides and use Microdata if you want preferential treatment. This is a false choice!

May 2011

l’azile » “no one ever asks us for accessibility”

by Monique

I do not have all the answers and I would love to hear from anyone who can contribute to these ideas.

April 2011

DingoAccess » Improving Web Accessibility for the Elderly CSUN Slides and Transcript

by Monique

The presentation considered how many people over the age of 60 use the web, how much they use it and why they use it. It outlined some common issues older web users encounter and the general lack of awareness by them about how they can control the presentation of web content.

January 2011

Worldspace FireEyes « Deque Systems | Software, Training, and Consulting for Web Accessibility and Section 508 Compliance

by Monique

Worldspace FireEyes is an unprecedented, nextgen web accessibility tool that ensures both static and dynamic content within a web portfolio are compliant with standards such as Section 508, WCAG 1.0, and WCAG 2.0.

Death to Captchas |

by Monique

It’s time to kill off captchas and stop punishing users for trying to interact with our sites.

6 free online books about web accessibility | Jitendra

by Monique

This post highlights 6 free and good books covering Web Accessibility, accessible content, accessible design and accessible typography . All are online HTML version. Some books has free PDF versions also.

December 2010

Understanding WCAG 2.0

by Monique

A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

W3C Working Group Note 14 October 2010

NCDAE - Cognitive Disabilities and the Web

by Monique

Accessibility for users with cognitive disabilities can be a far greater challenge than for those with other types of disabilities.

Ultimate Guide to Microformats: Reference and Examples

by Monique

If you’re not familiar with the concept of POSH (plain old semantic HTML), the first thing to know is that producing semantic code that reflects content contextually (rather than stylistically) is a critical component of the web design process.

In Depth: Web Accessibility - don't disable your site

by Monique

The Internet makes a vast amount of information available to people, but not always the way they need it presented. This is where Web Accessibility plays a crucial role.

October 2010

CharityComms - Making the future accessible

by Monique
We are all aware that providers of goods, services and information to the public have been obliged to make their buildings accessible since the adoption of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1999; but the requirement for websites to be equally accessible is not so widely recognised nor understood.

Why I do what I do: challenge, community, equity | Blog |

by Monique
Everett Zufelt: "As many readers already know, I work primarily in the web accessibility field. After being inspired by Personal Story: Pratik Patel's Passion for Knowledge, I thought I'd share about why I do what I do."

September 2010

10 Tools for Evaluating Web Design Accessibility

by Monique & 1 other
In this post, you’ll find 10 free tools to help you evaluate and correct issues which decrease your website’s accessibility. There was a high emphasis on the ease-of-use during the selection of these tools.

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