Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis | Society |

Posted by: csschops on Feb 18, 2012 | No Comments

Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis | Society |“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.”


CSS, HTML, ARIA, browsers, assistive technology and interoperability

Posted by: csschops on Jan 17, 2012 | No Comments

CSS, HTML, ARIA, browsers, assistive technology and interoperability | The Paciello Group Blog

If there was a Chops Oscar – Steve Faulkner would get my vote. Hell, he should get an OBE.

Real World Accessibility: HTML5, ARIA and the Modern Web

Posted by: csschops on Jul 7, 2011 | No Comments


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.

On using h1 for all heading levels in HTML5

Posted by: csschops on Jun 15, 2011 | No Comments


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.

Interesting post.

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: the alt decision

Posted by: csschops on Jun 13, 2011 | No Comments


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.

Better CSS outline suppression

Posted by: csschops on Jun 2, 2011 | No Comments


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.

Nice work. Feedback required.