Last June the Accessibility Team at BBC launched the BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines. You can find out more about the background of the guidelines in a previous post. Over the last few months we have taken on board feedback, both internal and external, refined the requirements, revised some techniques and most importantly housed the guidelines… Continue Reading The BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines come out of draft
Last September a class action law suit was brought against Disney by three visually impaired ladies stating that: Disney’s websites relating to its theme parks, hotels and restaurants are inaccessible to the visually impaired, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act This week the plaintiffs filed a certification brief, taking the lawsuit to the… Continue Reading Dickensian Disney: not down with the kids
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, you
BECTA, a UK government agency focusing on the use of technology throughout learning, recently invited me to contribute and article on mobile accessibility. While demand for the mobile web is growing, mobile web content is yet to mature, with many problems of usability and accessibility that are reminiscent of desktop web content ten years ago.… Continue Reading Accessing the mobile web: myth or reality?
Good web design is as much about making your websites work across browsers as it is across devices such as mobile. On top of that you want your websites to be universally accessible to disabled users – which can seem a challenge in itself. Earlier this year Jakob Neilson said that the the mobile web… Continue Reading Progressive enhancement for mobile: media queries
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 Chinese