I bet my accessibility toolbelt is bigger 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: FireFox Accessibility Tools WAVE Toolbar Web Developer (Firefox Extension) HeadingsMap JIm Thatcher’s Favelets Jon Gunderson’s Accessibility… Continue reading My Accessibility Toolbelt is Bigger than Yours!
Web equality. Cool super powers. No cape required. Don’t wait! Whether you are a coder, a designer, a nonprofit recipient, or a volunteer you can join the coolest web design competition around. Sign up today as a super group or a single hero! The Accessibility Internet Rally is a community hackathon with a unique twist… Continue reading Knowbility’s OpenAIR: Building Heroes for the Web
Today, May 9th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The point of this day is to increase awareness of the importance of digital accessibility for all people. This outreach is for both geeks and non-geeks. It is for accessibility in learning, playing, working and enjoying life on the web. Because when it comes right down… Continue reading Today, May 9th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – What are you doing to celebrate?
AccessU is Knowbilityâ€™s annual conference that provides three days of accessibility classes and workshops. As Austin begins to warm toward summer, there is no cooler place to be than with the passionate speakers and instructors for this Mayâ€™s AccessU! How can you resist all these wonderful accessibility courses and workshops from the worldâ€™s best instructors?… Continue reading Knowbility Accessibility Conference: John Slatin AccessU May 14-16 2013
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
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):