Add accessibility to your AJAX applications

In December, I made a number of predictions for the 2007. I confidently predicted that Gez Lemon would discover a solution to AJAX accessibility issues. Gez had earlier defined the virtual buffer’s role in JAWS. Understanding the virtual buffer is essential for empowering screen reader users, particularly considering the number of Web 2.0 applications that […]

Standardista Dream Job

Paypal is offering a dream job for the uber-standardista. Do you have what it takes? Here’s a snippet of the job description: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: – Standards evangelism: Requires extensive knowledge of Web standards, a passion for advocating their correct usage, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and a high comfort […]

2007 Web Development Predictions

The standardistas were abuzz a year ago with hopeful predictions for the coming year. Visions of sugar plums dropping rounded corners, AJAX, and alpha transparent pngs danced through their heads. 2006 has been a great year for web development. Did we get what we wanted? Did we get too much of what we wanted? Further, […]

Micropatronage for accessibility – Joe Clark style

Joe Clark has an ambitious project on the docket. The Open & Closed Project hopes to create a new standard for video captioning. It also includes plans to develop better training and certification for those creating captioning. Joe even has plans for developing and implementing new fonts that would make it easier to view the […]

Internet Explorer is officially released

Back in the dark days, programmers battled with a forgotten browser. It was good for its time, like a 4-cyl Fiero. But time marched on and this browser stagnated, forcing those working in the internet world to jump through programming hoops to make their pages work. There were a few heroes that made this work […]