Featured: Stop the ADA trolls
In Stop the ADA trolls, Chris Hofstader dives into the scary world of accessibility lawsuits. He says:
“Over the past month or so, I learned that there is more than one kind of web accessibility lawsuit and that NFB is not the worst offender in this space. I’ve criticized NFB on this blog and BlindConfidential before it and will continue to do so until they get technology right but, compared to the law firm, non-profit and two specific accessibility contract shops assaulting corporate America with a blitzkrieg of lawsuits in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, NFB legal actions seem relatively benign.”
Read more of Stop the ADA trolls.
News and links
Nominate heroes of web accessibility: Knowbility is holding its annual Heroes of Web Accessibility awards. Nominate your favorite hero now!
Progressive enhancement gets a conference: Aaron Gustafson has more details in an interview with EnhanceConf founder, Simon McManus.
The WordPress project adopts accessibility coding standards: From the standards, “All new or updated code released in WordPress must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA”
Resources, tools and tutorials
- Supporting the keyboard for mobile (blog post)
- Accessible modal dialog (code)
- Troubling Web Accessibility Trends in the U.S. (blog post)
- An Apple Watch weekend (blog post)
New to A11y
Accessibility just takes some extra effort. One Starbucks barista took it to the next level and learned sign language for a customer.
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