Karl Groves

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Category Archives: Accessibility

The Tribe Wants You

Coming out of the CSUN¬†Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, there’s generally a flurry of post-conference blog posts and inspired discussions. One that sticks out for me are John Foliot’s comments in his CSUN 2012 Recap.¬† CSUN is, by far, the largest conference in the ICT Accessibility industry and its placement in the […]

Ignorance is the Enemy

For those who work with me, one thing is clear: Nobody will ever accuse me of being overly positive, optimistic, and forgiving. Some of my Twitter followers even remember me from back when I was in my 20s – a period when anger & negativity were my trademarks. That’s run its course now, for sure, […]

Text-only is not accessible

Not long ago I participated in a discussion on a W3C mailing list where a participant on the list contended that a site is not accessible because it did not work right in Lynx. Lynx, for those who don’t know, is a text-based web browser – in other words, it offers no support for graphics, […]

Confusion over HTML5 & WAI-ARIA

Recently, Everett Zufelt posted an excellent blog post titled: Are You Confused by HTML5 and WAI-ARIA Yet?. In his post, Everett outlines a number of areas in which the evolving HTML5 specification and the WAI-ARIA specification conflict with one another in ways which can cause confusion among web developers. This is especially problematic, in my […]

Reduction of Legal Risk as Web Accessibility Business Case

This blog post is part of a series of posts discussing the Business Case for Web Accessibility. To get a full view of the Business Case for Web Accessibility, I encourage you to read all posts in this series, links to which can be found at the bottom of this post. In this post, I’d […]

Alexa Top 100 Accessibility

The following data comes from automated accessibility testing of the Alexa Top 100 US websites (minus the pr0n, search engines, social networks and sites primarily driven from user content) using AQUA and lists their performance from worst to best (based on density of errors per page). This information comes with the important caveat that it […]

Web Accessibility Support for Aging Populations

This blog post is part of a series of posts discussing the Business Case for Web Accessibility. In order to get a full view of the Business Case for Web Accessibility, I encourage you to read all posts in this series, links to which can be found at the bottom of this post. The “Silver […]

Website Accessibility Increases Compatibility with Mobile/ Alternative Devices

This blog post is part of a series of posts discussing the Business Case for Accessibility. In order to get a full view of the Business Case for Accessibility, I encourage you to read all posts in this series, links to which can be found at the bottom of this post. These arguments focus on […]

The Access Board’s Inability to Get Section 508 Refresh Finalized is Negligent and Counter to their Mission

I don’t know why. I don’t care why. What I do know is that the TEITAC Committee issued its final report to the US Access Board on April 2008, yet today (11/17/2011) , we see this: "debraruh: Tim Springer asks Tim Creagan when we can expect #Section 508 refresh to become law. Tim Creagan says […]

Website Accessibility and Support for Low Bandwidth Users

This blog post is part of a series of posts discussing the Business Case for Accessibility. In order to get a full view of the Business Case for Accessibility, I encourage you to read all posts in this series, links to which can be found at the bottom of this post. The arguments in this […]