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

Meet SignMark: the deaf rapper

  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

Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5

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

Accessibility Around the Web

Every week we come across interesting articles related to the disability and accessibility world. They can be informative, funny, interesting, and even sad. Here are a few links that fit into these categories. Coming soon! Sony Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group have partnered to develop "Access Glasses." They will be available in some Regal theaters later this month, and will caption and subtitle both 2D… Continue Reading Accessibility Around the Web

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