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Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they've filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.Advocates For Disabled Americans Sue Sites Failing To Comply With ADA [online.wsj.com]
Their theory that the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the modern Internet has been dismissed by several courts. Still, the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of the Deaf have won legal victories against companies such as Target Corp. and Netflix Inc. Both companies settled the cases after federal judges rejected arguments that their websites were beyond the scope of the ADA.
"It's what I call 'eat your spinach' litigation," said Daniel F. Goldstein, a Baltimore lawyer who represents the NFB. "The market share you gain is more than the costs of making your site accessible."
just let the page enlarge
if you set a user stylesheet, it'll override *any* CSS.... That's a pretty big "if", though.I'm gonna assume @swa66 meant "you" as in your website, not the user having created a stylesheet; the way we do it, the up/down stylesheets only override specific classes/ids but don't alter anything else, the user just has to click on the up/down icons (if they can see them... not making a joke here either, that just occurred to me).
assume @swa66 meant "you" as in your website, not the user having created a stylesheet
if you set a user stylesheet, it'll override *any* CSS (even inline) that a webmaster might have added
Well it's too bad there isn't a simple "validation" type site to use to see if a site meets the standards.
I think in order to be 100% compliant, every link on any given page should be accessible to somebody with only a keyboardNo, You're thinking of accesskeys (and replacing it with tabindex); navigation and labeling are important but there is only one required accesskey/tabindex/link. Accesskeys operate mechanically by pressing ALT (or ALT+SHIFT) and a "access" key simultaneously; ie ALT+2 is Home, ALT+9 is Sitemap, ALT+N is News Page, etc. Some users can't use the keyboard or may be severely limited so you want simple, static and easy to remember commands rather than trying to cover every single link on every single page. Some of the popular screen readers are looking for these as navigation links but you can put as many in as YOU want to aid users on page. Your accessibility page should have a "key" menu on it for reference.
It's something where you'll never pass 100%, kind of like HTML validationCynthiasays was non-functional the other day (and is right now) but it is possible to achieve 100% all those items just like 100% validation. One note that won't apply to many people is that Federal (US gov) sites or agencies may not endorse or use the services of a site that is not 100% compliant.
For example, how can anyone click a link without a mouse, unless they add in a browser addon that turns the links into numbers or something?
Test your site with Lynx or a screen reader. Itís a fun exercise.
Uhm... Are you sure you want that preserved for posterity?
You don't CLICK on a link. You FOLLOW a link. Exact physical method will depend on a combination of operating-system settings, browser, and preferences set within the browser.