It’s been a long time coming, but as of today the standards of accessibility expressed in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are officially updated. A W3C recommendation is the most final state a document can reach in the W3C standards system, and should now be considered the standard document for accessibility, superceding WCAG 1. A W3C Recommendation is a specification or set of guidelines that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends […]
Published today: Accessibility: Making Video and Audio Usable For The Deaf at Practical eCommerce magazine. To summarize, the article is intended to demonstrate the value of creating alternate versions of video or audio resources which go beyond simply reproducing the content — developing alternatives which themselves contain a more visceral, appealing style.
Original article, change information, download the updates. This is a quick update-by-request. Have a change you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments! I’ll put them into my list of ideas for the next version.
Try it out or download it! I know it’s only been a month, so it’s obviously far too soon for me to be publishing any kind of a script update. However, these were things which just needed to be done. First, I’ve greatly improved the internationalism of the script: it now operates searches on UTF-8 encoded data, so it should be great for working with any language which requires characters in that character set. Testing this kind of behavior is […]
Use the color contrast evaluation tool. There are, of course, a lot of color contrast evaluation tools available on the web. Roger Johansson published a list of 10 color contrast checking tools last September, and there are undoubtedly more out there yet. In fact, for a long time, I’ve primarily used the three tools by Gez Lemon which are on that list: Color Contrast Analyzer Luminosity Contrast Ratio Color Contrast Analyzer Firefox Extension I certainly have no intention to stop […]