It’s great to see the changes that Facebook’s four-person accessibility team have managed to push through.
A worrying look at how modern web developers approach accessibility. In short, they don’t.
The low-hanging fruit of accessibility fixes; it’s worth bearing these in mind.
A trip to Buzludzha in Bulgaria, a derelict monument to an abandoned ideology.
This helps to clarify the difference between native semantics and ARIA additions.
A great little jQuery script to automatically assign ARIA roles to HTML5 elements with the corresponding semantics.
Cute wearable typography snobbery.
Test results for screen readers navigating content that uses new HTML5 elements and ARIA roles.
There is a doctype for HTML4 + ARIA but "This DTD is made available only as a bridging solution for applications requiring DTD validation but not using HTML 5."
An excellent piece by Bruce on why the details element needs to be in HTML5.
Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created.
Wendy gives some commentary from her ringside seat at the theatre of HTML5.
Stuart has an interesting take on ARAI attributes. Why can't they be set declaratively in an external file in the same way as we set styles?
A guide to using ARIA roles from the mighty Steve Faulkner.
Call for Review: Updated WAI-ARIA Specification from Shawn Henry on 2008-08-06 (firstname.lastname@example.org from July to September 2008)
Shawn at the W3C wants feedback on the ARIA working draft, particularly "feedback on host language embedding, that is, how ARIA is implemented in HTML, XHTML, SVG, and other host languages." If you don't chime in now, don't bitch later.
A good overview of ARIA from the mighty Gez Lemon. There seems to be quite a bit of overlap with some HTML5 ideas here.
The last piece is falling into place. IE8 has ARIA support, Mozilla has ARIA support ...and now WebKit is getting there. Excellent!
Stan talks about the upcoming Event Apart in Philadelphia.
Here's one for Joe Clark. Helvetica (and some Arial) found in England.