Recommended Reading

Thoughts on a Society of Accessibility Professionals

Léonie Watson writes from her perspective as director of accessibility at Nomensa (a UK-based Web design and development

firm)
April 2012

Léonie Watson

There is a strong esprit de corps amongst the people who work in accessibility. It’s founded on the belief that the digital

world should be more inclusive, and it’s tempered by the shared experiences of championing that belief.

Screen Reader User Survey

The following survey is a follow-up to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey, and follow-up surveys in September 2009 and December 2010. This survey is primarily intended to collect new information and track updates/trends from previous surveys. By completing this survey you will help inform development choices for those creating accessible web content and web standards. All screen reader users, even those who use screen readers only for evaluation and testing, are invited to participate.

Web Accessibility Myths – A Call for Accessibility Advocates to be More Business-Minded

By Professor Jonathan Hassell

As nothing stays still on the web, and many of these blogs are rather old (other than Ian Pouncey’s great blog earlier this year), it’s important that our understanding of accessibility myths moves on too…

Text-only is not accessible

By karlgroves On December 28, 2011

Myths About Low Vision

By Wayne Dick
July 5, 2011

Most people lump blindness and visual impairment into one group. This is a mistake that does serious harm to many people who have low vision but are not blind. Well meaning people cite accommodations for people who are blind as examples of things that work for all people who are blind or visually impaired. Even experts do this too. This includes many advocacy groups, national, regional and local governments, institutions and even the W3C WCAG Working Group.

The Many Facets of Content Management Systems

ByRosemary Musachio
June 15th, 2011

Overview

Content Management Systems (“CMS”) have become one of the most popular internet-based technologies.  They are a collaborative method of composing, editing, publishing, sharing and storing documentation. Documentation can be anything from word publishing and data files to web pages and multimedia presentations. Entire applications can be stored on, and executed from, a CMS.

Complying with the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS): Captioning and Describing Web Videos

By Geof Collis

Now that the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) are Law it is time to start implementing an often overlooked aspect of Web Accessibility, Captioning and Describing Web Video.

The good folks at Inclusive Media & Design, Inc. have compiled some Tips for you to consider and also have the solution for implementation.

10 Reasons Why It Is Difficult for Person with Dyslexia to Spell Correctly

by: Ghotit
Posted June 21, 2011

  • It is difficult for a person with dyslexia to break words into phonemes/discrete sounds.

Barriers to Improving the Accessibility Game Plan

By karlgroves
On June 16, 2011

This past March, Jared Smith moderated a session at CSUN titled ” Do We Need To Change the Web Accessibility Game Plan”.

The discussion at and after the session was filled with interesting perspectives. The diversity of viewpoints demonstrates what a complex topic this really is. I’d like to take my stab at addressing this topic, inspired by this blog post by Vlad Alexander
which kicked off the original conversation:

Applying Web Usability Criteria for Vision-Impaired Users: Does It Really Improve Task Performance?

Available accessibility guidelines do not necessarily guarantee usable Web sites, particularly when specific groups of users with special needs are considered.