Captcha 2.0

Kent Brewster has come up with a novel solution for the inaccessible image-based captchas. Captchas are those images of obscured text to keep robots from spamming web sites. They’re a royal pain for those with visual disabilities. Kent has solved this with a Web 2.0/social bookmarking bent. His RSS CAPTCHA Prototype asks you to visit […]

Accessibility – Voice Recognition

Robin Christopherson introduced a problem at the @media 2006 conference that I had never imagined. Can a person using voice recognition software use your image-based links? What about links that use image-replacement? It’s a simple enough question, the answer may surprise you. Imagine your boss just messed up her shoulder jumping her Harley over 3 […]

WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference Guide

While speaking at the @media conference this year, Gez Lemon announced an easier way to understanding the new WCAG 2.0 requirements. They are meant to be technology neutral to allow future flexibility. Unfortunately, this also makes them difficult to understand. If you are only concerned about HTML, CSS, XML, or another format, use the WCAG […]

Making AJAX work with screen readers

Gez Lemon and Steve Faulkner have published an excellent description of how screen readers react to AJAX and what you can do to make your AJAX-powered pages more accessible. Making AJAX work with screen readers is a comprehensive description of the mechanics behind screen reader behavior, workarounds, and theory. Hats off to these programmers for […]