New Column at Practical eCommerce: Checkout Process

Somehow, I’m never fully satisfied when I’m posting notification about a new column elsewhere and see that my last post was also a notification about a column elsewhere. It becomes clearly evident to me that my posting frequently here at Accessible Web Design has gone down a bit. Granted, I was on vacation for a big chunk of the last four weeks, so we’ll call that an excuse. The new column is Accessibility and the Checkout Process, summarizing a few […]

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New Column at Practical eCommerce: Accessibility and the Law

The latest in my monthly column on accessibility at Practical eCommerce magazine is now available: Web Accessibility and the Law. Although I’m not a lawyer, I do pay some attention to the nature of legal issues surrounding web accessibility. They’re murky, but this article attempts to shed some light on how the law covers accessibility issues on the internet. Hope you’re able to get some value out of the article!

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Making compromises for accessibility

The United Kingdom-based Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) recently produced a nice mini-site entitled “10 Things You Should Know About Web Accessibility.” For the most part, it’s excellent — a friendly voice, a casual approach, elegant presentation, and good information. It does, however, intimate one of my pet peeves in documents promoting web accessibility: Hey good lookin’ “But accessibility always compromises the design, doesn’t it?” Wrong. Your site can still look beautiful. This doesn’t precisely say that compromise […]

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Obama’s Web Transparency: not for everybody.

President Barack Obama’s approach to information transparency is admirable. His connection to the public through the major media channels of the digital age: the White House web site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media methods is impressive. It’s a great way for the public to keep up to date on the activities of their government. Unfortunately, the accessibility level of these web resources is — all in all — not really up to the levels one would hope for. […]

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