Accessible e-Commerce Tips

Juicy Studio generally publishes some of the best and most thorough articles on web accessibility you’ll find. Gez Lemon and others who supply articles at Juicy Studio do great work. The latest addition to their article line-up is a very long and very thorough walk-through on accessible e-commerce by Roberto Scano: “E-shop accessibility: from theory to reality.” You may be guessing from my tone, that my take on this article isn’t entirely positive. I’m struggling to balance how to voice […]

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Discussion of WCAG 2.0 at WebAxe

Last night, I participated in a group discussion on the current working draft of WCAG 2.0 with Jared Smith of WebAIM and the hosts of the WebAxe podcast, Dennis Lembree and Ross Johnson. Mike Cherim was also supposed to be involved, but technological difficulties prevented it, unfortunately. The new podcast from WebAxe is now posted, so give it a listen to hear what we think about the latest changes to WCAG 2.0.

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RadioShack’s Accessibility Initiative

From the American Foundation for the Blind, it appears that RadioShack is announcing some significant accessibility plans for the near future, including a major renovation of their website to accord with the WCAG guidelines. The press release doesn’t contain a lot of detail, but there’s enough meat present to at least get an impression of RadioShack’s accessibility goals. There are two parts to the announcement: improvements to their point-of-sale hardware to protect private data of blind and visually impaired shoppers […]

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WCAG Samurai: Draft Errata Released

In May of 2006, after the release of WCAG 2 for public comments, Joe Clark published an article in A List Apart in which he damned the new guidelines to hell. At the same time, he announced the formation of an independent group to review WCAG 1 and author a set of errata (and extensions) to that document. The WCAG Samurai have now released their errata document for public review. They have also invited reviews from a couple of prominent […]

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Accessibility and Typography: At Accessites.org

I’ve got a new article published at Accessites.org: “Improving Accessibility Through Typography.” In this article I talk about some of the complications of typography on the web and offer a few suggestions on how to deal with accessible typography. The main issue is the fact that good web text must be able to be modified by the user: and there are certain problems which can become serious issues if you make poor choices in how you handle your type. Hope […]

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