Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

I want to tell you a story about a community of passionate individuals, fueled by the desire to make the Web a more accessible place for everyone: one that values inclusion and diversity. One that passionately believes people with disabilities and the elderly deserve to use the Web like the rest of us. A community that has become cloistered and has repeatedly burned bridges as… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble

Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

I like to think of myself as being a pragmatic. I'm also very passionate about what we affectionately call "a11y", or accessibility. So it should come as no surprise that when Deque asked me how I wanted to name this new column for our blog, I decided to call it  "pragmatica11y". To me, "pragmatic accessibility" means keeping an open mind about different ideas and accepting… Continue Reading Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

November Tweetchat: You’ve got some reading to do!

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The topic for November's tweetchat is Accessibility Certification - Good Idea, Bad Idea?  Back at the beginning of the year at CSUN 2012, there was some active debate on the subject, and we'd like to revisit that discussion. We have some reading we'd like you to do in preparation: 1. Considering the Case for Creating an International Society of Accessibility Professionals - Knowbility 2. "Taking Accessibility Mainstream: Making… Continue Reading November Tweetchat: You’ve got some reading to do!

Conformance Statements and You: Part 1

Deque offers the service of collaborating with your organization to create a Conformance Statement for your website.  A Conformance Statement is a document from a trusted third party that details the level of accessibility you organization's web application has achieved. It's important to have a Conformance Statement on hand because it establishes awareness of accessibility, and it demonstrates that your company is planning and making an effort to address accessibility… Continue Reading Conformance Statements and You: Part 1

Next Generation Web Accessibility Tools are Critically Needed

This ain't your older brother's web any more Web pages used to be relatively static affairs, some were generated by server side applications, some stored in content management systems. But because of the browser wars, developers were loathe to use too much JavaScript for fear of having products that would only work for half of their users. Of course, where there is a problem or… Continue Reading Next Generation Web Accessibility Tools are Critically Needed

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