Calling all screen reader users for WebAIM survey
WebAIM has put together a survey of the preferences of screen reader users. Do you use a screen reader all the time due to a disability?part of the time due to a disability?often, but do not have a disability that requires…
Help with the WebAIM WAVE Translation Project
Another great project for technical communicators is happening right now over at WebAIM. As announced recently on the WebAIM blog, they have started a translation project for WAVE, WebAIM’s web accessibility evaluation tool. After all, who says web accessibility evaluation is only necessary…
WCAG 2.0 is official!
Yes, the long awaited version 2.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines was announced today! The news is being echoed all over Twitter, and our own SIG twitter account is chiming in. Read the W3C press release for the official news. Then start following the…
How inclusive is CAPTCHA?
Filtering visitors, or unwanted visitors, is a challenge to those who maintain websites. Unwanted visitors refers to those who want to post material unsuitable for children, grandparents – or even yourself! (I’m talking about spammers and their ilk.) Unfortunately, one…
Digital Inclusion or Digital Disengagement and Social Exclusion?
Digital Inclusion: evolving accessibility and usability is the title of an interesting blog post that showed up this week. The author, Ian Crocombe, discusses what you can do to learn about the behavior of the users of public websites. As he…
Stanford University’s Online Accessibility Program
Did you know that Stanford University now has an Online Accessibility Program?  They call it “SOAP” for Stanford Online Accessibility Program. I came across this today and thought you might be interested to see it: http://soap.stanford.edu/. The site offers resources and…
Usability Lab Rentals and Participant Recruiting
This page contains names of facilities providing recruiting and facilities for usability research. Facilities and Companies - US Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Maryland | Massachusetts |Michigan   | Minnesota | Missouri | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Ohio |North Carolina | North Dakota | Pennsylvania | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin Facility Codes:ULAB = Usability specific equipmentFG = Interview/focus group rooms with no observationMR = Research…
Understanding Disabilities When Designing a Web Site
In Digital Web Magazine last month, Leona Tomlinson of Agoo IT wrote a great article on understanding disabilities when designing a web site. While some of the information can be found in many places, Tomlinson distills a broad range of information in one article, making it…
Turn Firefox into a screen reader with Fire Vox
Turn Firefox into a screen reader with Fire Vox, suggests Roger Johansson of 456 Berea St. He talks about his experience with Fire Vox, the free open-source screen reader extension for Firefox. He has successfully used it on his Mac (after a…
Latin Abbreviations and Expressions
This page provides two tables showing common Latin abbreviations and expressions used by technical communicators. Common Latin Abbreviations Used In Writing Latin abbreviations are appropriate in footnotes, bibliographies, and informal writing (e.g., information in parentheses). In business, formal, and technical writing,…