Section 508 web accessibility standards were written as an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act in 1998. In web development terms, this isn’t short of an eternity — and in all practical sense defines an era. The web programming methods and styles of 1998 were radically different to what you see in normal use today. The Section 508 rules have been under revision recently, and were available for public comment until June 21, 2010. Unfortunately, my time didn’t allow me to […]
Practical eCommerce magazine interviewed me on subject pertaining to web site accessibility and the world of small business e-commerce recently — the interview is available from Practical eCommerce now! The interview includes discussion of the W3C, web standards and accessibility standards in general, and common accessibility issues with e-commerce sites. A transcript of the interview should be available sometime next week.
So I’ve been very quiet here frequently. Few articles, few comments on recent news, and only the occasional update to my WordPress plugins. However, I haven’t been entirely silent on the web accessibility front! My latest article New Accessibility Guidelines: A Welcomed Update was published yesterday (and I totally failed to make note of it here) at Practical eCommerce magazine. This is part one of a four part series reviewing each of the four guiding principles as described in WCAG […]