The Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant is a $10,000 grant that will be awarded to the applicant whose submission best exemplifies an innovative technology or project that will contribute to removing barriers on the web. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Deque accessibility experts, and a winner will be selected from the finalists… Continue reading Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant – Help Make #a11y history!
Help us raise awareness Help us raise awareness of the cause of technology access for all – donate to Knowbility during Amplify Austin. Your support will help Knowbility support the cause of equal access to technology for everyone, including people with disabilities. Here is how you can help: Sign on to Amplify Austin anytime during… Continue reading Amplify Accessibility! Right Now!
New Info About FireEyes Installation Added January 2013 I bet my accessibility toolbelt is wider than yours! I’m always collecting free accessibility tools. Why? Because I like to see what each one does and how it can help me be a better tester. My current toolbelt includes: WAVE Toolbar Web Developer (Firefox Extension) HeadingsMap JIm… Continue reading Practical Web Accessibility Testing Tools
After a decade of working in the field of web accessibility, I still hear people who think that creating accessibile multimedia for the web is too expensive and too hard to do. I’ll admit, I was initially overwhelmed by the challenges. But today, I know that accessible multimedia is doable and smart business. You just… Continue reading How do You Solve the Accessible Video and Audio Challenge?
Today is the very first Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To be a part of this virtual event, I chose to deepen my understanding of accessibility by spending an hour using the web by keyboard alone. You see, for people with visual disabilities (that use screenreaders) they don’t have the opportunity to use a mouse. A… Continue reading Accessibility Awareness – My 1 Mouseless Hour on the Web
Mark May 9 on your calendar for the first Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Purpose: Get people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with different disabilities, especially among the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology use and change. While people may be interested in the topic,… Continue reading May 9 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day
My new year’s resolution, upgrade my VMWare to the latest version, and add a Windows 7 virtual machine…so I can test on Mac, Windows XP and Windows 7…all on my magical mac. So, I was happily running VMWare 3.x with no issues and still on Windows XP. JAWS was working like a charm with video… Continue reading Beware of Video Intercept in VMWare 4.1.1
Want to do something meaningful for the holidays? How about sending an email to an inaccessible web site, asking them to make their site accessible? I just did it, myself! If you want to do this too, head to the great list just published over at WebAim of Accessibility Errors Found on the Alexa Top 100 Web Sites.
I picked a site, pulled it up in my browser, and found their customer service email form. Then I sent the message below (this is a generic version in case you want to copy and use it yourself):