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Should Netflix Be Accessible to the Deaf?
Should disability laws that apply to public places apply to online spaces too?
netflix  accessibility  deafness  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  learn-a11y 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Accessibility Wins
A Tumblr of examples of great accessibility by Marcy Sutton. (Via Val Head)
a11y  accessibility  wins  showcase  posttomysite 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Colour contrast testing tool. Via @zeldman
accessibility  learn-a11y  colour  contrast  readability 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Facebook and Twitter small print is too hard to understand, say MPs
“The Commons Science and Technology Committee warns in a report today that you would need a law degree to understand the terms and conditions used by most companies.”

Millions of people sign away control of their private information and pictures because they do not understand how their data might be used, the committee says.
facebook  twitter  termsandconditions  readability  accessibility  indie  corporatesurveillance 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Google's terms and conditions are less readable than Beowulf
“Texts with a SMOG value in this range require a reading age of between 15-18 if they are to be understood, so anyone hoping to wade through Google’s terms of service and make it out the other side would need to go in equipped with a pretty decent education”
google  termsandconditions  policy  readability  accessibility  literacy  indie 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
The Accessibility of WAI-ARIA
Web developers interested in accessibility issues often discuss WAI-ARIA, an upcoming W3C candidate recommendation aimed at making web applications more accessible to blind and visually impaired users. But, can we recommend WAI-ARIA without reservation?
wai-aria  aria  a11y  accessibility  support  os  browser 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Quotation marks
Quotation marks, also called quotes, quote marks, quotemarks, speech marks and inverted commas, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character.
quotation  marks  speechmarks  a11y  accessibility  writing  internationalisation 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
The i, b, em, & strong elements
While many HTML4 elements have been brought into HTML5 essentially unchanged, several historically presentational ones have been given semantic meanings.
i  b  em  emphasis  strong  a11y  accessibility  html  html5  semantic  meaning 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Screen Readers lack emphasis
In a recent thread on the Web Standards Group mailing list, the question arose about whether Screen Readers support semantic HTML elements such as strong and em. The short answer for the two main screen readers JAWS and Window Eyes is no. Neither do they support i or b for that matter.
screenreader  emphasis  strong  em  b  i  html  accessibility  a11y 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
PDFs and accessibility
As the Web evolves, new software and applications for use on Websites are being developed. Many of these new applications are proprietary products that don’t use standard features recognised by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The use of non-standard formats can cause significant accessibility problems for some people.
pdf  accessibility  a11y 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
Web Design is 95% Typography
95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography.
typography  text  a11y  accessibility 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
More On Dyslexia
A number of questions were raised following Does W3C Get Its Contrasts Wrong?. The following was orginally posted as a comment follow-up, but, since it’s rather long, I’ve re-posted it here.
colour  contrast  highcontrast  a11y  accessibility  dyslexia  scopticsensitivitysyndrome  scoptic  sensitivity  syndrome 
february 2015 by laurakalbag
The Paciello Group - Colour Contrast Analyser
The Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) helps you determine the legibility of text and the contrast of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators.
colour  contrast  accessibility  a11y  wcag2  compliance 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Dyslexia Association
Interesting site for accessibility preferences aimed at people with dyslexia
dyslexia  a11y  accessibility  preferences  symbols 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Style Guide
This Guide is in three parts:
1. Dyslexia FriendlyText. 2. Accessible Formats. 3. Website design.
styleguide  dyslexia  cognitive  learningdifficulties  disability  a11y  accessibility 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Retirement statistics for the US
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Saperston Companies, Bankrate
retirement  pension  age  stats  statistics  a11y  accessibility 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
Adult and Youth Literacy
This fact sheet presents the latest UIS literacy data available as of September 2014.
literacy  statistics  stats  a11y  accessibility  disability  learningdifficulties 
january 2015 by laurakalbag
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