Karl Groves

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Category Archives: Me Saying Unpopular Things

Web Accessibility Testing: Do Automatic Testing First

Ask any ten accessibility people how they test for accessibility and you’re bound to get a different answer from each one . Some people test with JAWS or other assistive technologies and, if they can use the site, they “pass” it. Some people subject the site to a series of ad hoc tests for things […]

Chasing the Accessibility Business Case – Conclusion

Somewhere toward the middle of this series, someone tweeted a message to me saying “I’m having a hard time telling exactly what it is you do believe”. It will be this post, the conclusion, where I finally outline what I believe regarding the Business Case for Accessibility. Background In Chasing the Accessibility Business Case – […]

My first fitness post: Suck it up, there are no quick fixes

Recently, I was reading ‘r/fitness’ on Reddit when I came upon a thread on GOMAD, a get-big-quick scheme where you drink a gallon of milk a day to gain weight. The gallon of organic whole milk in my refrigerator has 16 servings at 147 calories per serving. There are 45 calories from fat per serving. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Expensive is Web Accessibility?

Nothing. Done.Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just say accessibility costs nothing? In fact, that’s what some people (including myself) have said. As far as I’m concerned, that’s exactly what it costs when I make websites because I’ve been doing it so long that developing accessibly is just how things get done. But that’s […]

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 […]