Web life

Contacting Organisations About Inaccessible Websites

Contacting an organisation to explain why you find their website difficult to use, can seem a bit daunting. Who should you talk to? What should you say? How should you approach it? Contacting Organisations About Inaccessible Websites is a splendid new resource from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Google Wave Screen Reader Accessibility

Google Wave is the latest innovation in online communication. It’s caused a great deal of interest across the industry, and may well herald a new era in online social interaction. It’s new, it’s cutting edge and it’s exciting. It’s also a catastrophic accessibility failure for screen reader users.

Accessible Twitter Applications

There’s simply no denying it. Twitter is one of the web’s killer applications of the moment. It’s not uncommon to hear of people buying a computer and getting online, just so they can start tweeting. Twitter is also proving popular with blind and partially sighted people. The Twitter website itself is reasonably accessible, and there […]

Guide to Emoticons

Emoticons are short strings of punctuation intended to express emotions in type written text. Text can be a very antiseptic way of communicating and without the ability to see the facial expressions of the person you are talking to, it can sometimes be difficult to correctly interpret the meaning of what they are saying.

Guide to WCAG

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The WAI are a branch of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the organisation that provides guidelines and specifications for many web technologies.