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  • Making Sense of WCAG 2.0-- Part 4

    I’m happy to say that this project is finally coming together.  My latest version is my August 19 WCAG 2.0 chart, which is viewable in Word 2007 or the Word Viewer.

    Why do I say it’s finally coming together?  Because it’s shaping up to be the stepping stones for a flowchart or decision tree that can make it easy for developers who have to just pick up WCAG 2.0 and implement it.  Of course, it’s no where near that stage yet, but it’s getting there.

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  • Mobile Phone Accessibility APIs

    Interesting to see accessibility APIs becoming available for mobile phones. If you are a developer for either of the major platforms you now have the ability to include accessibility information for your user interface. iPhone Accessibility API Blackberry Accessibility API

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  • Thank You Teddy

    No matter what your political affiliation, we all owe Senator Edward Kennedy a lot.  A few minutes ago, a news flash came across my computer that Ted Kennedy had just passed away.  My wife (Laura Ruby) and I were shocked… Ted has been such an icon in the work we’ve both been doing for the last 20 years.  It seems so sad and ironic that just tomorrow, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)— the first outside group I met when I joined the Justice Department— was going to be having a gala to celebrate his accomplishments.

    When I joined the ...

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  • Using Title in Basic Form Elements

    For a long time, I’ve been an advocate of using <label> whenever possible and generally shunning the use of title attributes whenever a label would do.  I felt this way especially about forms buried in HTML tables.  In fact, back in 2001 when Doug Wakefield and I were running through the testing that developed in the Access Board’s Guidance on HTML Forms, we told developers to always use explicit labels when putting forms into tables.

    This week, I worked on a project that changed all that.  It’s no secret that I’m under contract to create a simple online tool for the Federal ...

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  • Adobe Flex continues to drag feet, still not accessible by default

    Adobe has done good work to help automatically determine accessibility information and expose it to assistive technologies. Unfortunately, because the feature is not turned on by default many sites that would benefit are left completely inaccessible. I have been watching this Flex accessibility issue for quite some time now. Today I received a notification that the item has been "deferred" which means for the time being Adobe Flex will continue being inaccessible by default. I don't know any other technology that has made this choice. For those of you reading that want to know how to turn accessibility on see ...

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