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Is it time for us to take a fresh look at the subject of accessibility? Phil Powell offers some thoughtful insights into how we might make the web a more accessible place – not just for those who are disabled, but for everybody.
I recently gave an internal presentation at Headscape about WCAG 2. A number of people expressed an interest in seeing it so I made a point to record it.
Joe Clark has never been shy about his opinions. He has always been a controversial figure but his latest article on “A List Apart” is something else!
So, Target is being sued by the American National Federation for the Blind because of their inaccessible website. I have received a number of emails asking for my opinion, so here it is…..
The British Standards Institute and Disability Rights Commission are soon to release the first formal guide for businesses on website accessibility.
I made a tough decision yesterday by taking the current Headscape website offline and replacing it with a holding page. Obviously, a web design company without its own website is bad news. However, I believe that leaving the site up would have been even more detrimental.
Today, I am ashamed to be British, no wait, that’s not right. Today, I am ashamed of an American multi national treating us Brits like second-class citizens. Yeah, that sounds better. Disney has launched their new UK store and has made an embarrassing hash of it.
Isn’t it funny how so many people who claim to be committed to website accessibility (myself included) tend to ignore the more subjective criteria of the WAI guidelines?
Many tools on the market automate the process of checking for website accessibility. However, there are some serious question marks over the value of such tools.
As you have probably gathered by now I am in the process of redesigning the new Headscape website. As part of it a lot of thought has been given to our approach to accessibility. This is what we have come up with.
Yesterday I wrote about the imminent arrival of the new National Trust website and my involvement in the last version. Well today, the new site has gone live and I am left feeling somewhat disappointed by the result.
Using web standards, many web designers have become a lot better at ensuring their sites are readable by speech browsers but what about the much larger audience that have some limited vision.