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Not at all surprising…
Patagonia, Ace Hardware, Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond and Estee Lauder are the most recent companies sued by blind plaintiffs, alleging that the retailers’ websites are not accessible to the blind as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A good piece on why accessibility matters and steps JPMorgan Chase is taking to incorporate it in everything they do.
An excellent primer on accessibility from Charles McQuilkin.
Test cases for SVG accessibility, with and without ARIA.
This is an interesting discovery:
VoiceOver uses borders as a criteria to determine if a table is a data table or not.
An in-depth examination of
A few simple, practical examples of how to make your interfaces more accessible, by Eric Eggert.
Great minds think alike… I wrote at length about native semantics vs. fully-customized divs and the number of dependencies that come with the latter in the second edition of Adaptive Web Design.
A list of things browsers must implement to ensure poorly-coded sites work. That this is needed deeply saddens me.