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Podcast #69: Site Review

Download Web Axe Episode 69 ( Site Review)



Main Segment

Dennis and Ross give a web accessibility review of the new U.S. government site Topics discussed include:

  • skip-to link
  • menu
  • headings
  • XHTML validation
  • tables
  • forms
  • ALT attributes
  • titles
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Web Axe now on Twitter

You can now follow Web Axe on Twitter under the username WebAxe. Better yet, use the web-accessible version of Twitter, Accessible Twitter.

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Articles on Accessible Twitter

Accessible Twitter is coming along well. It’s still in Alpha status, but the word is getting out! Here are a couple articles about Accessible Twitter that were published today.

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Podcast #68: Accessible Twitter and News

Download Web Axe Episode 68 (Accessible Twitter and News)



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Improving Twitter Accessibility

I admit I’m hooked on Twitter, but unfortunately, like many web sites, it’s not very web accessible.

Thanks to Gez Lemon of Juicy Studio, you may now implement a Focus Twitter Greasemonkey script to help with web accessibility, specifically keyboard use. With the script, the user is now able to view the Favorite, Reply and Delete links for each tweet in the timeline on the focus event (in addition to on current mouseover event, which obviously requires a mouse).

In order to use the script, you have to install Greasemonkey which is a Firefox add-on, so it obviously requires the Firefox web browser.

Learn more about it in the Juicy Studio article Twitter Focus.

UPDATE (Feb 3)

  • The script was broken due to Twitter changing code on their site, but it is now fixed.
  • I (Dennis) am working on an Accessible Twitter web site and hope to launch it within a couple weeks!