Category Archive for "Accessibility/Section 508"

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Lawsuit against Arizona State University for considering Kindle DX

Two weeks ago, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) filed suit against Arizona State University (ASU) for planning to use Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader as a means to distribute textbooks to

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WebAIM screen reader survey results

WebAIM has conducted a screen reader survey from Dec 08 – Jan 09 with over 1000 responses mostly from users who use a screen reader on a day-to-day basis. It was interesting to see that JAWS is still the predominant

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Accessibility resources

A good way of staying on top of what’s happening with accessibility is to have a nice list of RSS feeds to give you the latest news at a glance. Here are the ones I like to review on a

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Section 508 and project planning

If you just received a contract that states Section 508 compliance as a requirement and you haven’t worked on such a project before, here are some quick tips to help you get on the right track. This information is geared

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Accessible Word, PDF, and Powerpoint Files

When you create a new website or application, you probably have some ideas about how to make your pages accessible. If not, there are plenty of resources out there (a good starting point is If you develop a portal-type

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Target Web Site Accessibility Lawsuit Settlement

This post comes somewhat late, but I didn’t have my blog up in August this year. But this is an important milestone for the legal aspect of Web Accessibility and will probably bring accessibility into the requirements process of more

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The Truth of Universal Web Design – John Allsopp Revisited

It is refreshing to see John Allsopp’s smart article about “The Dao of Web Design” re-surface on the December 2008 issue of “A List Apart” (as editor’s choice – hat off to the editor).  Constantly shifting and evolving web paradigms (then pull – now

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