With the upcoming eventual issuance of a Final Rule for Section 508 Refresh and deadlines for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), as well as increasing rate of Web Accessibility-related lawsuits, I’ve become increasingly aware of people’s frequent misunderstanding of the purpose of what the term ‘Level’ represents in the… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG Level
On May 10, 2013, HiSoftware issued a press release: HiSoftware Gives the Cynthia Says Web Accessibility Testing Tool a Makeover . Eager to find out more about this new version, I eagerly went to the site to check it out. This is what I saw:
Who puts a CAPTCHA on an… Continue Reading Tutorial: Replacing Cynthia Says in the Web Developer Toolbar
We’ve been doing a lot of testing here at Simply Accessible lately. A lot. In fact, recently, Jeff, Joanna, and I have been doing testing almost exclusively, with support by Derek and Elle. There’s been one development practice we’ve noticed frequently that I’d like to discuss today: use of links as buttons.
Often when I talk to clients, I am asked the following question: “Can we track how many users with disabilities access our site?”. The question itself is always asked with good intentions. The client wants to be able to provide an improved experience for persons with disabilities. Here’s my answer to a recent similar query:
A few days ago, I noticed a headline: “Frankenveggies: Monsanto Protection Act passes Senate”. The story leads off by saying:
Last week, the U.S. Senate approved HR 933, a short term funding measure designed to avoid a March 27 government shutdown. Hidden within HR 933 is section 735, the “Farmer Assurance Provision.”
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value: For all user interface components (including but not limited to: form elements, links and components generated by scripts), the name and role can be programmatically determined; states, properties, and values that can be set by the user can be programmatically set; and notification of changes to these items is available to… Continue Reading Name, State, Role, and Value: What’s it all about?
“For any technology with a percentage market penetration of X, protecting a benefit/resource with a relative worth of Y, and possessing a relative security strength of Z, the probability that said technology will eventually be compromised is X + Y.”
Below is a list of resources I dug up that… Continue Reading List of Resources: Breaking CAPTCHA
It first happened when I was in junior high. In elementary school, everyone was friends with everyone else. White kids, black kids, asian kids, boys and girls all seemed to get along. Then, in junior high, for some reason people started segmenting. The black kids and asians sat all together in their own sections of… Continue Reading How dare you try to infiltrate our special club?
We’re just a little under a month away from the biggest conference in ICT accessibility, affectionately known as CSUN, but officially titled ” International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities”, so I figured I’d put up a list of my sessions. As is the case with all conferences, exact times & locations are… Continue Reading My Presentation Schedule at CSUN 2013 Conference
Many academic papers dealing with web accessibility make use of automated tools as part of their research. For instance, one recently published paper did a comparative analysis of the Forbes 250. Unfortunately, the tool in use did not test the DOM of the pages it analyzed. On one hand, you can say that at least… Continue Reading The MotherEffingToolConfuser
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