Wow, what a year! Too many topics to mention, but highlights include the growing usage of ARIA, Google’s good and bad, another screen reader survey by WebAIM, and the launch of Accessible Twitter! Below is a brief summary of this year’s happenings on Web Axe and elsewhere; please comment on anything I’ve missed, which I’m sure is a lot. Cheers to a great 2010!
Also, I want to say how proud I am to be a part of the wonderful web accessibility community which has grown larger and more intimate through conferences and “Web 2.0” tools, especially Twitter. -Dennis
Web Axe Podcast Highlights
- Podcast #75: Jeremy Keith Interview, Google Wave – two great topics!
- Podcast #74: Awards, Events & Back to Basics
- Podcast #71: Gez Lemon Interview & ARIA
- Podcast #69: Recovery.gov Site Review – the site’s been updated since, but many issues still remain.
Web Axe Blog Highlights
- Free Browsers for Visual Impairment
- CAPTCHA Alternatives and Articles
- Accessible Twitter Wins Award, Slidedeck
- For second year, Web Axe was nominated for best podcast in the 2009 .net Awards
- Visited the Yahoo! Accessibility Testing Lab
- Screen Reader User Survey Results (October)
- WAVE (web accessibility evaluation tool) is now available in Spanish.
- JAWS Ate My Tables
- Happy 10th Birthday to WebAIM!
- Automatic Captions in YouTube
- Google Apps now have even better support for blind users using WAI-ARIA
- Google Wave Preview Accessibility Review
- Universities reject Kindle DX as a textbook replacement
- Ebook Accessibility Issues Trouble OverDrive and Adobe
- Dolphin Computer Access makes eBooks accessible
- Quick (Accessibility) Tips (with links to blogs) from 456 Berea Street.
- W3C Cheatsheet
- WCAG 2.0 Tutorial from Even Grounds
Awareness & Victor
Victor Tsaran of Yahoo is now a “web celeb” after numerous articles appeared about him and Yahoo’s accessibility lab. Great web accessibility awareness! Here are a few of the articles:
- Web accessibility no longer an afterthought
- Efforts under way to make Web more accessible
- Accessible Experts: Victor Tsaran The Yahoo! Accessibility Manager