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1: new post   Accessibility and usability best practice and information
A summary showing some of the best or recent accessibility and usability questions from around the forums
Feb 16, 2006
2: new post   What exactly are Accessibility and Usability?
Although accessibility and usability can be seen as two very different things, they successfully go hand in hand. The two approach the issue of making a website as successful as possible, but from two different points of view.
Feb 17, 2006
3: new post   What exactly are Accessibility and Usability?
"Accessibility and Usability are two topics not to be ignored or taken lightly. Legislation and the steady increase in public demand for a better web is, luckily, going to impact how we view marketing, site design, and ecommerce -- forever."
Feb 17, 2006
4: new post   Accessibility Advocates Accuse Engines of Shutting out the Blind
"Now, an Internet petition is asking Google to provide an accessible alternative to the visual verification scheme that currently locks the blind and visually impaired out of participation in all the company's services."
Feb 21, 2006
5: new post   Inverted Pyramid Writing
"Are you familiar with the term Inverted Pyramid Writing (IPW)?"
Mar 1, 2006
6: new post   Is White Text on Black Background Bad?
"Some people told me that nobody likes white on black, but does it really matter?"
Mar 28, 2006
7: new post   Designing for the Mobile User
There are three basic approaches to dealing with mobile phone/PDA users.
June 7, 2006
8: new post   Wireless firms agree on rules for mobile Web sites
"Some of the world's top wireless and Internet companies, including Nokia, Vodafone Group Plc and Google Inc., have agreed on a set of Web site development guidelines aimed at making it easier to surf the Internet on cell phones."
June 27, 2006
9: new post   Google Launch Search For The Visually Challenged
"Accessible Search is an early Google Labs product designed to identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users."
July 20, 2006
10: new post   The Public Shun Mobile Web
"Nearly three-quarters of people are avoiding the mobile internet because of high costs and poor experiences of the technology, according to research published today."
Aug 7, 2006
11: new post   Federal Judge Sustains Discrimination Claims Against Target Website
The suit charges that Target's website is inaccessible to the blind, and therefore violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Sept 8, 2006
12: new post   Accessible Tables
"While the purpose of this post is not to rehash the "table based vs. tableless layouts" argument (that is for another forum and another day, despite being discussed to death numerous times already) it is important to understand the background of table usage in order to fully understand tables. "
Sept 28, 2006
13: new post   Accessible AJAX
"...let's discuss how to turn an AJAX solution into something accessible and usable."
Oct 10, 2006
14: new post   Group Sues to Make Online Retailers Answer to the Blind
"Some online retailers are rethinking their Web sites in light of a recent federal court ruling that says they must by more accessible to the blind."
Oct 24, 2006
15: new post   Survey: 97% Of World's Websites Do Not Meet Minimum Accessibility Standards
Dec 6, 2006
16: new post   Accessibility basics: tips and tricks to build an accessible website
"I thought I would share some of the things I do to make my sites more accessible. You will get CSS 'tricks' to help you build cross browser site more easily as well as some accessibility basics."
Dec 7, 2006
17: new post   Amazon.com and NFB Join Forces to Promote Web Accessibility
"The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon.com announced today that they have agreed to work together to promote and improve technology that enables blind people to access and use the World Wide Web."
Apr 5, 2007
18: new post   Achieving Accessibility Without Compromising Design
"How do you achieve accessibility without compromising design beauty?"
June 26, 2007
19: new post   Web Accessibility is Not My Problem!
"Accessibilty is a shared responsibility between the webmaster, the user agent (ie. browser makers), and the end user."
July 13, 2007
20: new post   Accessibility Tricks
"I often say that the single biggest thing that you can do to improve accessibility is to support older browsers."
July 24, 2007
21: new post   Usability Study: Users Mistakenly Trust Higher Google Results
"A U.S. study suggests Internet users mistakenly have an inherent trust of Google search results that appear higher on a page."
Aug 23, 2007
22: new post   Introduction to Screen Readers
A Yahoo UI Blog Video
Aug 30, 2007
23: new post   Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit For Website Inaccessible To The Blind
"A federal judge in California certified a class action lawsuit against Target Corp brought by plaintiffs claiming the discount retailer's Web site is inaccessible to the blind, according to court documents."
Oct 3, 2007
24: new post   Icon vs. Text Navigation
"Mobile devices, operating systems, blogs and social networking sites are conditioning your visitors to icon navigation, is plain text navigation becoming a sign of 'old' sites?"
Jan 7, 2008
25: new post   26 Steps to a More Accessible Website
"So, inspired by an earlier post, here's a few tips to make your site more accessible. The tips are not presented in any order of importance, and this is not an exhaustive list. But, if you implement just some of these changes, your users will profit - and because accessibility helps search engines too, your rankings could get better too."
Jan 15, 2008
26: new post   Microsoft Releases UI Automation Tools to Boost Web Accessibility
"Microsoft Corp. today committed to contribute its UI Automation specification to the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), a new engineering working group dedicated to making it easier for developers to create software, hardware and Web-based products that are accessible to people with disabilities."
Jan 18, 2008
27: new post   BBC Removing Microformats
June 30, 2008
28: new post   Target Lawsuit Ends with $6 million Settlement
"The Target retail chain will make its Web site accessible to the blind and pay $6 million to visually impaired Californians who have tried unsuccessfully to use the site, under a settlement announced Wednesday."
Aug 28, 2008
29: new post   Voice-Based Web Tools Tested
"IBM is testing a voice-based web to make information accessible to users who may not be able to read or write, or who do not have access to the Internet."
Sept 11, 2008
30: new post   Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
"Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3C's groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content, apply to more advanced technologies, and are more precisely testable."
Dec 17, 2008
31: new post   Optimal Image Replacement Techniques for Heading (h1-h6) Elements
Feb 12, 2009
32: new post   Stop Password Masking For Better Usability
"Password masking is meant to be an additional security feature, however, typing errors result in users losing access to their accounts."
July 6, 2009
33: new post   Fragment Identifiers aka Named Anchors
Sept 28, 2009
34: new post   Visual Appeal and Usability
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss how usability and visual appeal can work in harmony."
Oct 6, 2009
35: new post   Emotion Markup Language 1.0
"As the web is becoming ubiquitous, interactive, and multimodal, technology needs to deal increasingly with human factors, including emotions."
Nov 3, 2009
36: new post   An Accessible CSS Content Hiding Method
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the legitimate reasons for hiding headers whether for image replacement purposes or not."
Dec 1, 2010
37: new post   Advocates For Disabled Americans Sue Sites Failing To Comply With ADA
That could mean websites will be required to include spoken descriptions of photos and text boxes for the blind, as well as captions and transcriptions of multimedia features for the deaf,...
Mar 23, 2013
38: new post   Newly Released/Updated W3C Guidelines for Accessibility
Recently released and updated guidelines for accessibility.
Aug 24, 2013
39: new post   Your Site Layout Might Be Killing Your User Engagement
WebmasterWorld Members discuss site layouts, heat maps, horizontal and vertical layouts, and improving user engagement.
Oct 14, 2015
40: new post   Making Links Usable Again
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether are we seeing a rollback where for a long time a graphic designer ruled the design with no input from a usability expert or UX/UI designer to where people are calling "Enough!" on non-functional design?
July 27, 2016
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