Category Archives: Accessibility

Accessibility Presentation for Network of Trainers/LD Camp

I’ll be presenting a Lightning Talk about accessibility for the Network of Trainer event. If you go to the Summer Camp, I’ll be doing a Q & A session also. TrainingNetofTrainers.pptx

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Web 2002: Accessibility Meets Gamification

Before I went on vacation, I attended the Web 2012 conference, particularly the accessibility track. I went to a lot of great sessions, but the one that surprised me the most was one that talked about how to motivate university … Continue reading

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Firefox ESR 10 – A Way to Slow Down Firefox Upgrades

I love Firefox, but not necessarily the rapid upgrade cycle. The issue isn’t so much the speed, but the fact that my plugins can’t keep up, particularly my Firefox Accessibility plugins. On the other hand, I don’t want to miss … Continue reading

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MathML…On a Screen Reader

As part of the Penn State accessibility initiative, I’ve been working on how to accessify math/science courses along with others like World Campus and Dutton Institute. Part of that has been figuring out how to post MathML on modern browsers, … Continue reading

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Distinguishing B(old) from STRONG Text with CSS

Although not a major accessibility blocker, many standards experts recommend replacing B tags with STRONG tags (and I with EM). If you are dealing with legacy documents, this can be trick because B tagged text and STRONG text actually look … Continue reading

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TLT Symposium Presentation on Blockers

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How to Accessify the NCAA Brackets? Hint: Forget ALT Tags

I just found a great resource on accessifying technical (STEM) diagrams, from WGBH NCAM, but there’s one diagram they did not cover – the NCAA Basketball Bracket diagram. Obviously, any kind of ALT diagram will be very very long and … Continue reading

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Three New Accessibility Toolbars for Firefox

If you’re being asked to accessify a Website, Firefox plugins can be some very handy tools to have, and I have recently discovered three new ones which extend my functionality in addition to the classic Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar . All … Continue reading

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Accessibility Improves Search Rank

You may have heard several accessibility experts say that implementing accessibility can improve your rankings in Google, but the article SEO and Accessibility Overlap documents the different WCAG 2.0 requirements that also makes your site more Google friendly. The reason … Continue reading

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Text or Graphic? Use the Select Text Test

Within a PDF or even stylized text on a Web page, an important accessibility question is whether a piece of verbage is really text or is an image of text. For accessibility, this is important for determining whether you need … Continue reading

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