Four-legged Flyers Like this App!

So, what's one of the first things most folks want and need to do when they deplane at the airport?  I'd be surprised if you didn't say "Find the restroom!" My guide dog, Germaine, agrees.  And now that airports have a legal obligation to providing relief areas for service dogs, the question is "Where is it?"  Airports have devised various approaches from web site information,… Continue Reading Four-legged Flyers Like this App!

Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & the jQuery Validation Plugin

Old browsers? Old AT? JavaScript to the rescue! In the last part of our series on accessible form validation and usability enhancements we're adding the jQuery Validation plugin to make sure our form is universally accessible on all devices that support JavaScript including the dreaded IE6. Demo Form with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery Validation (Default Settings) Demo Form with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery Validation (Tweaked… Continue Reading Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & the jQuery Validation Plugin

Access Provides Health Privacy

My morning dawned bright when I (reluctantly) looked for directions to my dentist.  I was dreading this visit. You cannot imagine my delight when not only did I find their web site accessible, but I found they had an online patient medical history form.  My delight was complete when I was able to fill out and submit the form totally without assistance! This may not… Continue Reading Access Provides Health Privacy

Accessibility Testing as Alchemy

  To support the efforts of #a11ychat, we've asked each one of our regular (or will be regular, as we move forward with monthly chats) hosts/ moderators to write a blog post after each chat. The post can be a direct response to the conversation, a wrap-up, or a post about the chat topic. Our first chat was held on May 14th, hosted by Glenda… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing as Alchemy

IOS App Offers Increased Safety

As a person with no light perception, I dislike having to take my guide dog out when it's dark except in familiar surroundings.  So when I've travelled in the past, I have had to spend time on large weather sites teasing out the times for sunrise and sunset for my travel destination.  While this worked, it was inconvenient and yet another thing to do before… Continue Reading IOS App Offers Increased Safety

Multimedia and Accessibility: It’s Good for Everybody!

In the third and final video in our Multimedia and Accessibility series, Glenda Sims shares why making videos accessible is good for everyone, and how students at university are using the transcripts to study for classes. Please go to www.deque.com/cvaa to request our white paper, and learn more about how the CVAA affects online audiovisual content distributers. [contentblock id=4 img=code.png]T04XkXbxUNI[contentblock id=5 img=gcb.png] Video Transcript 00:24 An added benefit… Continue Reading Multimedia and Accessibility: It’s Good for Everybody!

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