Local establishments in one DC neighborhood are taking customer service to a whole new level by taking measures to ensure an accessible experience. DC's H Street district is home to Gallaudet University, the world's largest higher education institution designed for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. A recent Washington Post article, "DC's H Street Embedded With Deaf Culture", discussed the ways local businesses… Continue Reading Accessible Businesses Thrive in DC Neighborhood
In the last few blog posts from this column, we've discussed the importance of focusing on core accessibility rules when it comes to tackling web accessibility requirements so designers and developers really understand what the different WCAG 2.0 guidelines and Success Criteria mean. Prior to that, we had also discussed the importance of leaving designers and developers some breathing room so they could come up… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing
The National Federation for the Blind are leading an effort to pass national accessibility standards for higher education technology. Currently students with vision impairments are responsible for securing their own assistive devices, and these new regulations would help make all required technology accessible to all students. Inaccessible Technology Puts Students at a Disadvantage According to a recent USA Today article, over 63,000 of current college… Continue Reading Higher Ed Technology Bill Would Decrease Barriers
Following in the footsteps of the discussion initiated last month, allow me to go further down the path of the so-called "accessibility core rules" as we cover the remaining accessibility principles that are operable, understandable, and robust. A lot of people have written on the POUR principles over the past four and a half years. My intent is not to do that all over again… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Teaching Accessibility Core Rules
When I come home from work, after a fun filled day of analyzing website code, my 6-year-old son sometimes asks me "What's your job daddy?" I have to give him a simple answer he can understand, so I tell him my job is to make sure that everyone can go on the Internet. If he keeps asking me further questions, I usually distract him with… Continue Reading Web Accessibility – It‘s always about the users!