The Bolton Hotel has installed iPads in every room, with the devices replacing the alarm clocks and traditional printed brochures about hotel facilities and local attractions.
On the surface this is a nice play toward being on the cutting edge of your industry and a fashionable thing to do, but in reality it’s a boon for accessibility as traditional paper statements can provide real challenges to disabled folks.
We think our approach strikes a decent balance between user expectation for global navigation, keyboard navigability, and screen reader access, and we felt that others might find it useful if we shared some of the thinking that went into our choices.
An explanation of the adobe.com mega-menu, and the accessibility considerations that were taken. Insightful and encouraging.
A bunch of smart people are putting together Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which is May 9th of this year. If that sound like next week, it’s because it is. Their Facebook has this lead-in:
The intent of Global Accessibility Awareness Day is for it to be a community-driven effort to increase awareness of digital (web, software, mobile app/device, touch screen kiosk, etc.) accessibility for people with different disabilities.
Closed captioning is fully available and supported by Viddler’s platform. That means you can add this feature to all of your videos or just a few – it’s your choice. And it’s very easy to use; your viewers can turn the feature on and off with the click of a button.
Viddler.com, a video site targeting businesses, announces closed captioning for their platform.
While the favicon can represent a piece of a site’s identity, there are some sites that set their favicon to a padlock. This behavior can trick users in to thinking that a site is using a secure connection when on an unsecured connection. Starting with yesterdays’s Nightly, we will no longer include the favicon in the address bar.
Smart call. False padlocks lead to malicious anti-patterns.