On this page are links to some of my Web-accessibility writings – the ones that don’t fit anywhere else. It occurs to me that I now have enough of a bibliography that I need to unite all the links somewhere.
Largely retired from Web accessibility
As of 2008 (and some time before), I have largely retired from Web accessibility. I have not retired from other arenas of the accessibility field.
Vancouver Olympics Web sites are inaccessible to disabled people. (2010.02.22)
- “To Hell with WCAG 2” published at A List Apart, and my own WCAG responses also published. (2006.05.23)
Let it be known that I am writing an article about WCAG 2 for Zeldman and A List Apart. Don’t be surprised if you receive questions for attribution. (2006.05.04)
ATAG assessment of WordPress: How well does WordPress 2.01 alpha fare against the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0?
Zoom layouts: A repository of information on this accessibility techique for low-vision users (2005.07.20)
Screen-reader usability study: In 2005, I ran a usability test of a standards-compliant E-commerce site with users of screen readers.
Results: Of two people surveyed, one could do nearly all tasks and the other could do none of them (2005.07.12)
- Election sites flunk standards test: Canada’s political-party sites aren’t standards-compliant and are partly inaccessible to people with disabilities (2004.06.03)
I am a leading independent authority on Web accessibility. In 2005, I was an invited expert with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, though that didn’t last very long. I work on the PDF/Universal Access Committee now.
Building Accessible Websites
My book is done – published, printed, and available. Read all about Building Accessible Websites; see also the Bookblog.
- “Understanding Web Accessibility,” a basic introduction to the topic, published in the Journal of Volunteer Administration (2003.04.19)
- At A List Apart:
- “All the Access Money Can Buy” – something to do with BMWFilms.com and accessibility
- “Flash MX: Clarifying the Concept,” on Flash accessibility, published at A List Apart
- Flash access:
Unclear on the concept – Macromedia is late to the party in
making Flash accessibility. Are they too late altogether, and will
hotshot young designer d00dz get the message anyway?
- Two very old, rather outdated articles, maintained for historical curiosity value:
Why should Webmasters care about blind people and others who
can’t load or use graphics?
- WWW access, a
rather incendiary article
- Another old document: The “Break this
page!” experiment, in which four new approaches to
accessible Web graphics are deployed. The problem? The source files in Australia have been removed
Updated: 2010.02.22 13:53