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Joe Clark in London
The fine people at Carson Workshops are flying Joe Clark over to London for a one day workshop, in which Joe will be Sharing the Secrets of Web Accessibility.
Just get on with the hard stuff
Semantic HTML is just HTML 2.0 with some sensibly named divs
Note to self
…to check out Joe “Accessibility” Clark’s web various weblogs: Axxlog: Links-and-commentary blog on accessible media NUblog: Links-and-commentary blog on online content and everything that entails. Written in a somewhat affected third person.
CSS & Accessibility
Here’s something that’s been playing on my mind recently. What role can CSS alone play in making websites accessible?
Scripting Enabled conference/hack day
The estimable Christian Heilmann has announced Scripting Enabled, a combined accessibility conference and hackday being held in London this September.
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance is the full title of the latest book with my name on it. Published by Friends of Ed, it’s now gone to the printers and will be available sometime in July.
Ajax and accessibility
There have been some great articles published recently on the accessibility of Ajax and DOM scripting.
One of my goals for Clagnut is to make it accessible beyond good alt tags and valid code. Providing keyboard shortcuts through the accesskey attribute for important parts of the site, such as search, help and home, can help. It struck me that there should be consistency in…
Eric Meyer recently posted Don’t Read; Speak!, from which I quote: [S]creen readers need to become speaking browsers: they need to ignore how the page is visually displayed, and read the content. Use semantic markup when it exists, and otherwise [...] ignore the…
Dynamically underlining accesskeys
Using the DOM to automatically underline the letter of a link text which matches its accesskey.
A couple of accessibility studies
One by Joe Clark on screen-reader usability at a redesigned, standards-compliant e-commerce site. The other by Russ Weakley and Roger Hudson on the real world interpretation of HTML table mark-up by assistive devices.
The state of accessibility in the real world
One of the prime reasons for going to @media was to learn more from recognised experts in the field of accessibility, and yet I came away confused and disillusioned about the state of the things.
Support Joe Clark in his quest
Joe Clark needs your help in setting up an ambitious accessibility project.
Accessible contents menu?
Adactio is a beautiful blog from fellow Brighton resident, Jeremy Keith. Try changing themes – impressive stuff. Dive Into Accessibility is an excellent guide to making your website more accessible in thirty days. With tips cross-referenced by disability, browser, design…
Glaucoma and photography
Sorry not some wonderful cure, but instead a few sites that might be of interest: an great looking, accessible charity site and some approachs to presenting photos on web pages.
I have rediscovered the long-forgotten link tag. Use it to make your site more accessible.
Photo fades and then some
The Dreamweaver MX Preview Release came out today. It promises vastly improved support for CSS, XHTML, and accessibility (not that improvements would be hard to come by here). Apparently WaSP’s Dreamweaver Task Force consulted on the new version’s evolution, which…
Multimap is hiring
Multimap is looking to hire a junior web designer/developer to assist the Multimap.com public site development team. The job is based in London.
Web Essentials 04
Web Essentials 2004 looks to be an inspiring conference on Web standards, and a really good excuse to travel to Syndey late September/October. The conference will cover the key aspects of web standards: accessibility, markup (HTML/XHTML) and presentation (CSS). The…
Some gizmos for improving your IE5 experience. Particularly helpful for developers. Google toolbar – quicker searching, page ranking etc. Validate HTML – using WDG validator. Disable style sheets – toggle CSS to check accessibility. Web Developer Accessories…
Web Essentials blog
Web Essentials is almost upon us and now it has a blog. On a vaguely related note, CSS Vault recently pointed to some demonstrations of CSS in scientific web publishing in particular rendering mathematical expressions.
I’ve never been a big fan of sitemaps on Web sites, perhaps because I’ve too often seen them done badly. A recent Boxes & Arrows article explains how to do them properly.
As part of the Open & Closed Project, Joe Clark has released a new site, Captioning Sucks, to highlight the shoddy state of captions in broadcasting. Check out the Comic Sans goodness.
At the moment, I’m attempting to completely rewrite the HTML and CSS beneath clagnut.
Thanks for your support. I don’t normally get political here at Clagnut, and even less often do I get angry and sweary, so I thought I’d show any new readers what I normally write about, by way of a top ten most visited posts this fortnight.
Yesterday was a pretty good day for April Fools. In particular was the SimpleFools conspiracy and media Antarctica.
Clearleft is hiring
We need a talented producer/information architect to join our team in Brighton.
It’s now just three days until I head off to SxSW and I’m a tad excited. This year there’s a sizeable Brit pack heading to Texas, many of whom will be speaking in panels.
The media conference this year was as good as ever. Even the queues for coffee and food were quicker this year. I’ve jotted down a few titbits gleaned from the sessions I attended.
I’ve been somewhat quiet of late, which as usual means busy, busy, busy. And without further ado, the fruits of my labour can be found at Multimap.com – a complete rebuild using Web standards, semantic HTML and CSS layout.
Eliminating inline styles
This week’s MCU web access tip recommends placing printable characters between adjacent links (such as in horizontal navigation). The tip suggests hiding the printable character using spans and inline styles. I show how to do it a little better.
The Disability Rights Commission publishes an inaccessible website demonstration. Try the simulation of a user who has difficulty controlling a mouse. Nielsen argues for separate interfaces for sighted on non-sighted users, saying that auditory methods need a 1-D approach.
Colour blind questionnaire
Call to colour blind readers to help out with PhD research and a point towards my contribution to 24 ways.
Just been finishing off a contract left over from before my move to Multimap (going very well thank you). I’m building a site for a client (thanks Carbon) with a traditional heirarchical navigation, however the client insists that all their navigation be images. Top level…
Don’t break the back button!
The new W3C Validator has come out of beta and released unto the world. There is an improved UI and loads of links to the Specs, as well as help, documentation, tips and improved accessibility (accesskeys a-plenty). There also seems to have been a few changes to the…
SxSW wrap up
Yes I know I’ve been back for nearly a week, which means you’ll be totally fed up with SxSW posts, so this one might just be for my benefit.
Recently I’ve been playing around with MySQL full-text searching, including integrating it as Clagnut’s search engine. It’s good, but there’s a few limitations I had to get around.
Conference diversity from an organiser’s perspective
Clearleft we know we have a responsibility to the industry to help redress the gender balance, and that means putting together diverse line-ups at our conferences. This is much easier said than done, but difficult doesn’t mean impossible.
MX 2004 seminar
Notes from the Macromedia MX 2004 seminar. In particular how Dreamweaver pleases and disappoints and how Flash video gets better and better.
The user-centred aesthetic
So far this year, my regular reads on the Web have covered techniques in all the disciplines required to create quality web sites. All the disciplines bar one, that is. What’s missing? The visual design; the look; the skin; the surface. While the folks I’ve been…
The good, the bad & the funny
Netscape’s DevEdge has been redesigned as a standards showcase. Yes, another important web site has been redesigned and built without table-layout. Visually, it’s hardly cutting edge, but is easy on both the eye and the mouse. The drop down menus are rather splendid…
d.Construct schedule and podcast
As you’ve probably heard by now, we at Clearleft are organising another d.Construct conference, set for Friday 8th September this year. We’ve just released the schedule and published a podcast.
Talking Type and Design at South by Southwest
I’m on two proposed panels for SxSW 2010 – please cast a thumbs up in their favour! Also, some typography and other interesting looking panels that caught my eye.
Colour blindness on the Web
Colour blindness on the Web isn’t a big deal. You do have to bear it mind, but there is no need to let it dominate any design decisions.
A discussion of the Upgrade Your Browser message so often placed at the top of web pages which can only displayed as intended by browsers with good CSS capabilities. Personally I find find it annoying…
Professional body for web designers
Mark Boulton has written a thoughtful post on having a professional body for web design. I commented in detail there, but I wanted to expand my thoughts on the subject, particularly on certification and the need for such an organisation.
And there are photos. And a list of what’s been happening: Odeon crapsters, AMG retrograde, per-site stylesheets, disabling IE6 imagebar, Mozilla security flaw, Malarkey forms, Colly links, Gmail whitelist, XHTML to RSS and fantasy footie.