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!
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
Marko Vouriheimo, known on the stage as SignMark, signs while his MC rhymes. "Since 2006, he has performed in 35 countries and even finished second on a Finnish show similar to American Idol. He has been an inspiration to the deaf community, but he wants to open everyone's eyes." Note: unfortunately, the video is not captioned, but you can read the article here. … Continue Reading Meet SignMark: the deaf rapper
Connecting labels to inputs is easy! But what about required fields, error messages, and keyboard focus? In this three part blog series we'll learn to make accessible forms with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, and jQuery Validation. Our strategy will be to first try validation with HTML5 in the latest browsers that support these form attributes, then we will use WAI-ARIA which works with the latest screen readers, and… Continue Reading Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5