Taking over GrayBit.com

April 25, 2013

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Topics: Accessibility, News, Web standards.

Mike Cherim and Jonathan Fenocchi, creators of the GrayBit service for showing a site design converted into grayscale, needed to move on. The time and expense of maintaining GrayBit was too much – and since Mike Cherim has moved out of the web development and accessibility world, it was necessary to make some changes. They recently shut down GrayBit.com, not having received any word that anybody wanted to take the site over. I was too late to save the domain, […]

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United States disability statistics: Measurement and sources.

December 5, 2009


Topics: Accessibility, News.

On Wednesday of last week, I published an article on disability statistics in Practical eCommerce magazine. Although there’s nothing particularly wrong with the article, I find myself wanting to publish a follow up article with more detail on the statistics. Statistics are complicated beasts, and I feel that detailed explication of sources and statistical problems is well worth while. First, sources: Americans with Disabilities: 2005 The primary source for statistics in the Practical eCommerce article was a report called Americans […]

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WP to Twitter update: Cli.gs to be shut down

October 9, 2009


Topics: News, WordPress.

Continuing updates: Cli.gs gets a temporary stay of execution. Keep watching for further news — I may end up making these changes after all, but for now I’ll wait and see. The Cli.gs URL (Uniform Resource Locator) shortening service is due to be closed down on Sunday, October 25th. At this time, the service will stop accepting new short URLs and generating statistics, but will continue to forward visitors at least through the end of November. What does this mean […]

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New Column at Practical eCommerce: Checkout Process

August 11, 2009


Topics: Accessibility, News.

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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Obama’s Web Transparency: not for everybody.

May 18, 2009


Topics: Accessibility, News.

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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