Karl Groves

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A11yBuzz Needs You

Just a tad under 2 years ago, I posted about the idea of an Accessibility Body of Knowledge. Five months later, the first version of A11yBuzz.com was born – not as a replacement for a cohesive Body of Knowledge, but rather as a resource for collecting accessibility resources. Since then, admittedly, I’ve had little time […]

Yes, actually, it may be you one day

I could fill a book with transcripts of frustrating conversations I’ve had with executives, project managers, and developers who – to put it politely – exhibited an amazing mastery of stopping a constructive conversation in its tracks by offering up excuse after excuse about why they couldn’t buy or develop an accessible ICT product or […]

Important Note: Join A11yBuzz Mailing List to Discuss Accessibility Body of Knowledge

A mailing list has been set up to discuss the possibility of creating an Accessibility Body of Knowledge. Those interested in the list should go to the A11yBOIK Info Page. Once subscribed, you can get access to the list archives. Most notably I’d like to bring attention to the following message I just posted: I’d […]

So many to thank for a great time at CSUN 2012

On the plane home and can’t stop thinking about what a great time I had this year at the CSUN conference. Giving thanks to those who were generous enough to spend time with me would be far too long for a 140 character tweet, or even a series of tweets. In no particular order: Mike […]

Testimony Provided before Maryland State Senate, House, 2/15/2012

On February 15, 2012 I provided my testimony before the Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates in support of two bills: Senate Bill 287 and House Bill 183 (both links are PDF documents). The below is the testimony I submitted: My name is Karl Groves. I made my first website nearly a decade-and-a-half ago […]

The Biggest Online Lessons of 2011

Pull your head out of your ass before teh Internets do it for you. That’s the biggest online lesson to learn in 2011. The year 2011 will go down in history as the year it became most obvious that mishandling social media can totally wreck you. A lot of companies think of social media as […]

Measuring Accessibility

Roger Hudson has put together an excellent post about accessibility evaluation methods that I think does a great job of clearly yet succinctly describing the strengths and weaknesses of two common approaches. I encourage you to read Measuring Accessibility I’m available for accessibility consulting, audits, VPATs, training, and accessible web development,¬†email me directly at karl@karlgroves.com […]

Users Must Become Their Own Advocates

Last week, a second United States federal judge ruled that state anti-discrimination laws do not apply to airline websites and kiosks. Following this decision, JetBlue staff have reacted rather crassly to the court’s decision, posting Twitter messages like the following: “We’re glad that the court validated our position that state law should not impact a […]