As I predicted last year 2009 is shaping up to be the year that a lot of work that has gone on behind the scenes in accessibility goes mainstream. Last week W3C announced a call for review of Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines just as Bespin an HTML editing tool built using inaccessible CANVAS was published… Continue Reading WAI-ARIA, last call for comments and what you think counts
W3C yesterday announced a call for review of the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) version 2.0. Like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) ATAG has been going through a bit of a revamp to bring it more in line with today’s web. Unlike WCAG however ATAG is the much maligned poor cousin who barely gets… Continue Reading ATAG, HTML5 canvas , accessible social networking and you
I’ve just read Jacob Nielsen’s latest report, Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998, on his findings on the usability of mobile browsing: Mobile phone users struggle mightily to use websites, even on high-end devices. To solve the problems, websites should provide special mobile versions. While his findings may be in tune with many of… Continue Reading Let the mobile web learn from and not repeat the mistakes of desktop development
Last year Opera released data from MAMA (Metadata Analysis and Mining Application), a search engine that trawls web pages and returns results detailing page structures, what HTML, CSS, and script is used. MAMA examined 3,509,180 URLs in 3,011,668 domains and returned results on how many pages validate (only 4.13%), how many use Flash (33.5%), how… Continue Reading Ask MAMA what the web is made of
A couple of days ago over Twitter I asked what people’s opinions were on the use of a website name as an H1 in pages and opinions on the use of multiple H1’s within a page. Without knowing it, the day before I tweeted this, a poll had been launched asking what do you use… Continue Reading HTML 5 to the H1 debate rescue?
With a heading like that it makes it sound as if I’m going to demystify ARIA; once and for all so we can all happily skip into the virtual sunset with our accessible rich internet applications…Well sadly I’m not but the great and the good of the web development world have been coming up with… Continue Reading ARIA explained – videos and podcasts