My site is well overdue a face lift flavoured with HTML5, a dash of ARIA and a healthy dose of WCAG 2.0. As you’d expect playing under the hood with all these things has made me ask a lot of questions so I thought I’d post a few tips along the way that I’ve found… Continue Reading HTML5 Tips: structral elements, Doctype and ARIA
Most things have a shelf life and technology on the web is no different. Tricks and hacks that once seemed to save the day sometimes need to be retired as newer technologies or techniques get implemented. I can think of plenty of accessibility solutions that have found their way into the archives such as using… Continue Reading The shelf life of a skip link
Not long ago I wrote about Google Chrome’s proposal to include ActiveX in the Korean market. This seemed like a transparent attempt to gain browser market share in a country where, due to government regulations, websites are locked into using Internet Explorer and ActiveX to carry out ecommerce. In a press release from February the… Continue Reading ActiveX and the decline of Korean monoculture?
None of my home or university mates work on the web and I’m often asked “But what is it you actually do?” to which I reply “Web standards” and give as good an explanation I can normally along this lines of “Buildings have to be built to standards right? Well so do websites…”. I normally… Continue Reading Trying to explain web standards to my Mum
With just under two weeks to go until the call to review the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (UAAG) closes (April 22nd) I expect you’re all heads down going through the spec like things demented…ok, possibly not. Working for Opera I’ve just joined the UAAG Working Group and have started to look at the guidelines… Continue Reading Why UAAG needs you (oh no not another set of guidelines)
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