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With effect from today, I’m closing this blog down. It’s getting far to difficult to try and maintain 4 separate blogs. All of the content will remain but I won’t be posting any new material here. I’ll be concentrating on Quirm.net instead.
The Canadian federal government has been ordered to make its websites accessible to visually impaired users. On November 29 2010, Federal Court Justice, Michael Kelen, gave the government 15 months to update its websites after a blind Toronto woman said she was unable to apply for a public service job online.
All YouTube videos can now include captions created by speech recognition software. YouTube has been trialling automatic captioning since last November and recently announced the extension of the feature to all videos. “Auto-captioning combines some of the speech-to-text algorithms found in Google’s Voice Search to automatically generate video captions when requested by a viewer,” said […]
On 26 January 2010, the Federal IT Council (FITC) in Switzerland accepted the changes to P028 Version 2.0 with unanimous consent. As a result of these changes, existing federal websites must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA by 31 December 2010. New federal websites must meet this conformance level immediately. Standard […]
Joe Clark supposedly left the web accessibility sector a while back to concentrate on the Open & Closed Project, But it seems he’s finding the accessibility bug hard to shake off. More recently, he turned his attention to Vancouver2010.com and CTVolympics. After all, there’s something of history where web accessibility and Olympic web sites are […]
Most of the time, I actively enjoy doing a little part-time work in the WordPress support forum. Not only is it a great resource for hunting down tips, tricks & workarounds, but getting involved in threads, or problem-solving issues, is a good way to learn and keep on top of new core developments or issues. […]