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Blue Beanie Day

Image showing the pixel-art image of Jeffrey Zeldman in his iconic blue beanie (top left) simulating (clockwise) protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia. Via CVSimulator app. Blue Beanie Day, or for about 0.05% of the population with tritanopia/tritanomaly, Teal Beanie Day! On Sunday, November 30, web designers and developers across the globe…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Don’t Use Tabindex Greater than 0

Animated GIF showing the tab order on a page using the default Re-CAPTCHA, which sets a tabindex, forcing a keyboard user through six tab-stops to get to the Skip to content link. Tabindex had the potential to be a useful attribute. A developer could set the order in which focus…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, usability, UX, W3C

WordCamp Toronto Slides: Selfish Accessibility

As promised, slides from my talk this morning at WordCamp Toronto: I have also embedded the video: Ego-Building Tweets I like audience feedback, moreso when it’s positive. I’ve also added some general tweets about the accessibility track. Starting the day with "Selfish Accessibility" #A11Y #WCTO pic.twitter.com/5RoRFSyg7r— Alicia Jarvis (@AJarvis728) November…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

HTML5 Is Now a W3C Recommendation

I was already pretty excited when I read on the W3C Accessibility Task Force mailing list that the formal objection against longdesc was overruled. But then this — HTML5 is a wrap. I’ve seen some movement on the Twitters (and the W3C HTML Working Group mailing list) over the last…

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Tags: html, standards, W3C

Accessibility Camp Toronto Slides: Selfish Accessibility

I’ve updated this post to include the video from the live stream, some links, and a few photos. Selfish Accessibility: a11y Camp Toronto 2014 Video There was a live stream throughout the day, which was broken into a morning video and afternoon video. I’ve embedded the morning stream because it…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, W3C, WAI, WCAG

WordCamp Buffalo Slides: Selfish Accessibility

The Buffalo WordCamp shirt was again printed by You and Who (whose logo is visible where the tag would be), which means that 1,600 meals were donated (one for each shirt) to those in need. I think every WordCamp should do this. (related tweet) Buffalo WordCamp has just wrapped up…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, slides, speaking, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Accessibility Regulation Confusion from U.S. Government

There has been some activity lately from the U.S. federal government related to accessibility requirements for web sites. Unfortunately, that activity is sending a mixed message to many burdened with making a case for accessibility compliance in the private sector. Good News The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) made news…

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Tags: accessibility, law, rant, standards, W3C, WAI, WCAG

HTML5 Developer Conference Slides: Selfish Accessibility

Today I had the pleasure of speaking at the HTML5 Developer Conference in lovely San Francisco. I presented on accessibility and how it relates to you as a current and future user with my presentation Selfish Accessibility. The full abstract: We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, W3C, WAI, WCAG

Web Turns 25, Seems Popular

The world wide web has officially lasted 25 consecutive years, which means it’s catching up to its parent, the Internet, which itself is bearing down on 45. That’s an important distinction. The Internet is not the web, it is the foundation on which the web was born. In honor of…

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Tags: browser, html, internet, W3C

W3C EME is not DRM (nor other fear-mongering TLAs)

Plenty has been written about the W3C and DRM. Sadly, most of it has been written in the form of attacks against the W3C, with very few laying out the facts. Note: I am a participant in the W3C HTML Working Group (as an invited expert). Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)…

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Tags: browser, DRM, html, rant, standards, W3C

The HTML Star Is Ignored (and Shouldn’t Be)

On Friday Jeff Croft posted a piece titled Web Standards Killed the HTML Star where he makes the argument that just knowing HTML and CSS is no longer enough to get a job. He states that the web standards movement has effectively rendered the need for specialized knowledge of browser…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

The Truth about “The Truth About Multiple H1 Tags”

I’m a bit behind on my reading. There is always some new wiz article on web technologies and it’s hard to keep up. Since any chummer can write one, sometimes you have to approach them with caution even if they’ve survived the meat grinder of public review for as long…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, html, rant, standards, usability, W3C

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