Accessibility

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  • Accessibility
  • iPad
  • HTML
  • Web Design

I think iPad apps like Flipboard may turn out to be one of the best things to happen to accessibility in quite a while. Not because they are accessibility tools themselves, because they are not. No, this is a bonus for accessibility because it will let users who would never think about accessibility see the consequences of bad code. Good semantic code with all the style controlled by CSS looks wonderful when it's pulled into Flipboard. Poorly written code using inline styles, spaces, and other tricks to control the design don't fair so well.

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  • Accessibility
  • CSS

I've been spending a lot of time reviewing websites lately. I keep seeing the same few mistakes over and over. Some of them may be intentional design choices, but for the most part they seem to be mistakes of omission. What I'm seeing is incomplete CSS for links. Incomplete link CSS does one of two things.

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The specific, but diverse populations within a University have  caused some horrible navigation choices. Who's your audience? If a University directs their navigation towards your students, the faculty can't find anything. If they direct it towards the faculty, the students can't find anything. That's not even considering other audiences like parents, sports fans, and potential students.

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  • Government on the Web
  • Section 508 Compliance

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

"Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations"

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  • Accessibility
  • CSS
  • Web Design
  • Government on the Web

As part of my work with North Dakota Government's Information Technology Department (ITD) I with a team of people maintaining www.nd.gov. We've recently launched a series of updates, with more on the way. My part of the recent changes involved improving the basic HTML structure, the CSS, and overall accessibility. This new structure is now wrapped in a new theme for the Summer. The content and back-end work belongs to others, but the CSS and Photoshop work is mine.

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  • About this Site
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  • Drupal
  • WordPress
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After a lot of thought, I've switched this site over to Drupal. I really like WordPress, and I plan to continue designing for it, but for my purposes Drupal will be a better fit. While I could have matched the new site structure to the old one, I decided to restructure. My old site map had become a little convoluted and I took this opportunity to straighten it out.

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  • Web Design

W3C has a new accessibility section. It does a nice job of unifying their accessibility content into one location. The home page has a great explanation of the three W's of accessibility. Why, What, and How. (Two W's and an H just doesn't have a nice ring to it.)

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  • Government on the Web

Relaunched Recovery.gov Fails Accessibility Standards

"It is unfortunate that recovery.gov, in its technical implementation, fails to meet long-standing, widely understood accessibility requirements."

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  • Accessibility
  • Web Design
  • Web Browser
  • Section 508 Compliance

Interested in testing the accessibility of your site? Here's a couple of free online tools that will get you started.

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  • Blogging

Webaim has a round up of accessibility blogs. Got take a look at the Accessibility Blog Roundup.

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