This month’s article over at Spotless Interactive looks at ways of handling repeated adjacent links. Typically these are image and text links linking to one page and are often found on news websites. I look at how HTML5 block level linking can link entire areas of a page and WAI ARIA negative tabindex (tabindex=”-1″) can… Continue Reading Handling duplicated links using HTML5 and WAI ARIARead more "Handling duplicated links using HTML5 and WAI ARIA"
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) has been busy at work hatching the InterACT curriculum, a framework for teaching standards based web design and development intended for schools, universities and business. Education is core to getting the web to pull it’s socks up and become more of an inclusive, cross browser, cross platform, cross device place.… Continue Reading The open web needs you. Yes, youRead more "The open web needs you. Yes, you"
A question I’m frequently asked by developers is why keyboard access for the Flash is not fully supported across browsers. Opera, Safari, Firefox and Chrome all have problems enabling keyboard users to tab into and out of Flash content while Internet Explorer works fine. The issue Plugin support typically needs an API that acts as… Continue Reading Flash and keyboard access across browsersRead more "Flash and keyboard access across browsers"
Myself and my colleague Navjot Pawara were interviewed by German podcast Technikwuerze. In it Nav covers Opera Unite – what it is and how you can use it and I chat about Opera’s approach to accessibility, HTML5, SVG, development and education. Aside from a minor glitch in the middle when I seem to disappear altogether… Continue Reading Interview with Technikwuerze: Unite, accessibility, HTML5, SVG, education and Opera’s roleRead more "Interview with Technikwuerze: Unite, accessibility, HTML5, SVG, education and Opera’s role"
A huge thank you to Samuel Chong who’s translated my article A Brief History of Web Standards into both traditional and simplified Chinese. This brings the collection of translations up to three with the Greek translation: Web网站标准的简史以及对使用者的好处 – Simplified Chinese Web網站標準的簡史以及對使用者的好處 – traditional Chinese Τα web standards και η χρησιμότητά τους – Greek. You can… Continue Reading A brief history of web standards – available in Traditional and Simplified ChineseRead more "A brief history of web standards – available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese"
I’ve been dipping my toes into Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) lately and wondering how this can be made accessible and usable for all. It seems like a very under used technology which is a pity given it’s potential to be more readable by assitive technologies such as screen readers, braille displays and screen magnification than… Continue Reading Just how accessible is SVG?Read more "Just how accessible is SVG?"