Accessibility and Client Expectations: Selling Accessibility

One routine challenge in being an accessible web developer is convincing clients of the necessity of certain features you’ve implemented. I don’t sell my services specifically on the grounds of accessibility; accessibility is simply a feature of my web sites. As a result, not every client is even aware when the project starts that they’re going to end up with an accessible web site. I don’t make an issue of it. I just make it happen. However, this does frequently […]

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Invisible Text Selection: Background Inheritance

Every once in a while, I come across a site with an odd problem. When I go to attempt to select a passage of text (either to highlight that section and point it out to somebody else or to copy it for later reference,) I’m unable to see the region being selected. If I’m attempting to make a selection to copy, this is a minor irritation. It’s annoying not to have a visual representation of what I’m doing, but it’s […]

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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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