Category Archives: Accessibility

Food for thought

“Is it time to take mashups and use them to solve real issues?” asks Christian Heilmann on his blog today and imho hits the nail on the head more than once:

Far too many people just create mashups for the sake of putting some information together or prove a technical concept but I just couldn’t see the use of what was produced

I was also bored with the accessibility movement on the web. Instead of concentrating on solutions for people we ran in circles demanding technical solutions or implementation of standards that don’t make much sense in the real world. It was much more important to be compliant with something than to really deliver for the people who needed us to remove barriers for them.

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Accessibility done right

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Following the positive news today that the UK and other nations intend to ban cluster bombs I checked out the website of the Cluster Muntions Coalition to get some more background information on this topic.

What caught my attention right away was the neat design/layout of the website and it soon became clear it is made by kite.

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One not to miss! Singularity online web conference

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If this conference will really be as affordable as announced, I will surely be blocking October 24th-26th to attend online. Below just some snippets what Singularity is all about:

Singularity is the first large-scale online web conference in the world.

Singularity is over 100 of the world’s top web visionaries, developers, designers, thought leaders, and celebrities.

Singularity is three days of talks over multiple tracks.

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Accessibility done right

Nice simple and accessible portfolio website, note the reason for not using access keys in the accessibility statement.

Little Blue Plane website logo

Free “logbook” on accessibility (German)

Free PDF download of an accessibility “logbook” on this Austrian platform promoting accessibility.

E-Logbuch Accesibility

Accessibility done right

Awesome website by Birmingham based agency Tak proving that an accessible website doesn’t need to be bland and may well use Flash/JavaScript – as long as a wider audience is also catered for.  Disable JavaScript (e.g. by using the invaluable Firefox Developer Toolbar) to see what I mean.

Tak design agemcy Birmingham

Accessibility done right

Nottingham based design agency combining an attractive design of their website with an accessibility statement/approach that IMHO makes perfect sense and cuts unnecessary clutter i.e. accesskeys etc.

Their mission statement is also right up my street:

Erskine specialise in creative, responsible and ethically minded web design and development. This approach isn’t as rare as it used to be, but it’s still rare…

Erskine Design agency  logo