Apps in the Windows Store can now be flagged as accessible on submission. Not sure if anyone is validating these claims, but my guess is that they will if it becomes abused. Regardless, I’m excited to see Microsoft take this step to make it easier for folks who need it to find accessible apps.
The Best of the Internets
This is an excellent walkthrough on how to evaluate color combinations for contrast. It also includes recommendations for inclusion in your style guide.
Luke McGrath has a great, humane summary of WCAG 2.0 as a checklist. You should check it out.
Focus management is one of those “fun” things we deal with when building websites. This straightforward article gives a bit of an introduction to how you might want to handle it.
Lots of great business cases and approaches for accessibility in here.
If you need a stat to bowl someone over with, I’d reach for this little factoid: £212bn is the estimated combined income of UK households with a disabled person.
This is such an amazing post I wanted to highlight the whole thing. But this pretty much sums it up for me…
[I]t’s time to resurrect the Golden Rule. Let’s all take a breath, shake it off, and declare a do-over. Let’s start listening to each other, especially when we disagree. Let’s value our differences instead of vilifying each other for them. Let’s be inclusive and kind. Let’s be compassionate and empathetic to the plights of others. Let’s be human beings. Because we’re never going to get anywhere if we continue to treat each other like garbage.
Super simple advice from Jake. Follow it!
I’ve often wondered the same thing.
Note: This post is a rant, but it’s an important rant to make publicly.
This post is full of so much awesome!
If you use Jekyll or Octopress, you might find this rather elegant setup handy.