Diving in to accessibility


Today’s major events consisted of an impromptu day trip to Portland, and major behind-the-scenes tweaking right here on the site.

For those who don’t know, Mark Pilgrim’s Dive Into Accessibility is an incredibly useful guide to ensuring that one’s blog (and, by extending the concepts, general web pages) is viewable by everyone, regardless of browser type or user.

Been trying to implement as many of these suggestions as possible, which has been easier than it could have been because I’ve actually been paying a lot of attention to browser compatibility all along (paying attention, but not always succeeding!). I know there’s not really much of an audience here, but at least it makes me feel better. Anyways, new features include:

More to come later, I’m sure. In the meantime, check out the guide. Perhaps you’ll want to make your own site more accessible too.

I’ll post all about the Portland adventure tomorrow. Sleep beckons.

  • I applaud your efforts to stay enabled for the disabled community. Also, thanks for bringing ACCESSKEY awareness to us — I had never heard of it before but will certainly be reviewing it for possible inclusion on daily babble (and any other sites I run!).

    It seems to me that we should consider implementing them as a "standard" in the "blogring" of Those Of Us Who Blog Together A Lot. Then linking that "standard" as a link in our sidebars so others can share the meme if they so choose....

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