Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis | Society | guardian.co.uk
Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis | Society | guardian.co.uk“Apple has shown that “devices aren’t inaccessible because they have to be, but because companies made them with a lack of imagination,” said Fleet. “Apple proved that a blind person could use an interface that didn’t have physical buttons.”
If there was a Chops Oscar – Steve Faulkner would get my vote. Hell, he should get an OBE.
What do I even mean by real world? It’s very simple: Accessibility doesn’t and shouldn’t exist in a vacuum. The real world is messy. It isn’t black and white but every shade of grey in between. This applies to accessibility but also to our craft in general. We have to make compromises. We have to make choices. We have to change tactics mid-stream. And we have to have it finished yesterday.
Nice, detailed post on HTML5 and ARIA support by Derek Featherstone.
More great testing and detail from Steve Faulkner.
One of the problems that HTML5 aims to solve is that of heading levels, particularly in documents where content is cut and pasted from other documents or inserted through syndication from another source. In previous versions of HTML you need to manually make sure that any headings in the inserted or copied content are of the right level, i.e. h1-h6.
If you ever wondered why the HTML specs take so long to thrash out, here’s an insight into just what goes into the W3C HTML working group consultations. Incredibly detailed and well argued post from Steve Faulkner. Awesome chops.
The aim of these tests is to check which combination of :focus, :hover and :active works best in order to suppress the outline when an image-replaced link is clicked with the mouse, but leave it visible for keyboard users tabbing through the page.
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