So, yes, the guidelines are pretty dense, but so is every other technical specification and that hasn’t stopped them from being adopted and used. There are bigger issues at play here.
Web services and applications are becoming the way that people participate in culture, buy food, work, and learn. Therefore, ensuring that they are accessible to all people is a human right.
We were in Milwaukee as the surprise guests at a New Year’s Eve party. At 10 to midnight, the hostess turned on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. This was a party of musicians, so even though the t.v. was on the sound was off, allowing the host and hostess to choose the night’s soundtrack.Continue reading Happy New Year!
Matt and I will be reading from Universal Design for Web Applications at SXSW as part of the SXSW Interactive Book Reading Program.
W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web. Congratulations to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, the Web Accessibility Initiative, and the W3C!!
Matt and I are speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City on 17 September. This will be my first work-related travel since June 2005 when the WCAG WG met in Brussels! It’s hard to believe time has flown by so quickly. I look forward to seeing familiar faces! We also submitted aContinue reading Web 2.0 Expo, SXSW, Scripting Enabled-Seattle
I received this through the DO-IT discussion list. Please consider a donation to help help Nick cover $3000 in moving expenses. If you’ve never heard of Nick Dupree, a quick search on the web will bring up some interesting facts. Nick is a 26 year-old health care activist, writer, and former student from Spring HillContinue reading Please donate to help Nick move to New York
I’ve posted my slides from Tuesday’s presentation on slideshare (inclusive universe). However, the flash that is embedded on the slideshare page is not accessible: the buttons are not labeled and the alt-text has been stripped from the PDF. I’ve sent a comment via their web site. Anyone know someone who works there? I’d love toContinue reading Slides
It’s interesting that comments on my previous stew focused on types of toilets (although, I am happy to have learned about the toto 2000). I’m not sure if that means the idea of monetary incentives for accessible web design should be flushed… This morning as I prepared for my commute to work (the walk toContinue reading today’s stew