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Overlays Underwhelm at ID24

Owing to a last minute cancellation, I had the pleasure of presenting at Inclusive Design 24, a live streaming 24-hour solid conference. In the interest of full disclosure, I am also an organizer and a sponsor. I had to step away from hosting duties to give the talk and then…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, slides, speaking

‘Accessibility at the Edge’ W3C CG Is an Overlay Smoke Screen

Another post where I lay it all out in the title. What follows is why I am making this assertion (with a handy table of contents). Timeline 26 May 2022 at 10:58am ET 26 May 2022 at 7:56pm ET 27 May 2022 at 7:38pm ET 28 May 2022 at 5:04pm…

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Tags: overlay, W3C

FTC, Commercial Surveillance, and Overlays

August 22, 2022: FTC’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) is live as of today. You can share your public comments at Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security until Friday, October 21, 2022. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on August 11, 2022 announced it is exploring rules…

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Tags: accessibility, law, overlay

My Cease & Desist from AudioEye

On Tuesday April 5, 2022, a FedEx driver dropped off an overnight envelope from Manhattan. It contained a three page Cease & Desist letter from Cozen O’Connor, the law firm representing AudioEye, Inc. On Thursday April 14, 2022, I received a follow-up letter by the same delivery method. I scanned…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay

ADA Web Site Compliance Still Not a Thing

Photo courtesy Steve Faulkner, taken outside the CSUNATC 2022 venue after we had chicken and rice, free from the food desert of the venue. Who has two thumbs and is not a lawyer? For years I have worked with clients who refer to digital/web accessibility as ADA work. They have…

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Tags: accessibility, law, overlay, standards

#FACILiti Will Get You Sued

Disclaimer: This post and the headline is my opinion. I provide verifiable facts throughout to inform that opinion. I am also not a lawyer and this post does not constitute legal advice. FACIL’iti is one of many vendors that claims its accessibility overlay product can make your site “accessible”. Like…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, rant, standards, UX

Overlays Underwhelm: a11y NYC

Following is the live stream of the talk from YouTube. Owing to Fat Tuesday, I stepped away from a feast of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice, and etouffee to give this talk (and went back for king cake immediately after). Which explains the beads. Which, it turns out, were…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, slides, speaking

Overlays Underwhelm: Web Directions AAA 2021

A collection of images, videos, tweets, articles, and links referenced in my talk for Web Directions AAA 2021. This may not make much sense if you did not attend the talk. Or even if you did. Intro I had the title before I had the content. I tried to shoehorn…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, slides, speaking

#UserWay Will Get You Sued

Disclaimer: This post and the headline is my opinion. I provide verifiable facts throughout to inform that opinion. I say this because French overlay vendor FACIL’iti has filed at least two frivolous lawsuits, and given overlay vendors tend to follow the same business practices, it is reasonable to assume UserWay…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, rant, standards, UX

13 Letters Podcast

Not an April Fool gag. I was invited to the 13 Letters podcast to discuss the world of accessibility overlays. The title of the episode makes it pretty clear: Adrian and the Overlays We recorded it mid-January, or before the Vice (People With Disabilities Say This AI Tool Is Making…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, speaking

Free Feedback for #accessiBe

On Friday, 12 February, at the request of Chancey Fleet I joined a call accessiBe set up with her. I have made it a point to only engage accessiBe publicly and with publicly available information, declining invitations from accessiBe in the past. Michael Hingson, formerly of Aira, had recently joined…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay, standards, UX

Sub-$1,000 Web Accessibility Solution

If someone approaches you claiming they can make your web site WCAG compliant for just $1,000, they are lying to you. Granted, you may have a one-page site where the only problem is some contrast, in which case sure, $1,000 might be more than enough. Adapted from “Cape Fear Discount…

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Tags: accessibility, overlay