Hands-Free ‘Mouse’ Wins AT&T Accessibility Award

The $25,000 grand prize went to Kinesic Mouse, a software solution that uses a 3D camera to detect facial expressions and head rotations so that users can operate a PC hands-free. The Kinesic Mouse also won the $10,000 “Best Mobility Solution” category, bringing its total cash winnings to $35,000…. (curated by Lifekludger) Complete story atContinue reading “Hands-Free ‘Mouse’ Wins AT&T Accessibility Award”

Layout Tables Tip

It’s 2015, so hopefully web developers know that table elements should not be used for layout. There are many reasons why CSS for layout is better but at the core, HTML tables are data tables; they’ve always been meant for data. If a table is used for layout, add ARIA role of presentation to the table element. This will remove theContinue reading “Layout Tables Tip”

Proper Use of Buttons and Links

After years of arguing for proper use of form elements and link elements, others are finally doing the same. More recently, this includes the articles The Anchor Button: Bad for Accessibility, Bad for Usability by Matt Long and Reinventing the hyperlink (with much humor!) by Heydon Pickering. (curated by Lifekludger from Proper Use of Buttons and Links) Complete articleContinue reading “Proper Use of Buttons and Links”

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: 2014 in review

As the end of another busy year approaches, it’s worth looking back at the year that was and the significant contributions WAI has made. With celebrations relating to the 25th anniversary of the WWW and the 20th anniversary of the W3C, there has been much opportunity for reflection, and there have been some more localisedContinue reading “W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: 2014 in review”

PDF accessibility: new guidance issued

The Australian government has issued updated guidance on the accessibility of the portable document format (PDF) for people with disabilities. (curated by Lifekludger from PDF accessibility: new guidance issued) Complete article at source: http://www.accessiq.org/news/news/2014/12/pdf-accessibility-new-guidance-issued

Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility

[wp_youtube]GoytMqwygZ0[/wp_youtube] Christian Heilmann has a neat article and video about using the Leap motion for accessibility gestures. In essence, this means: Swiping your finger right will scroll the page down, left will scroll up. The speed of the swipe defines the amount of pixels scrolled Making a clockwise circular gesture will jump to the nextContinue reading “Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility”


(curated from DN! by Lifekludger) Many cable companies refuse to list the titles of shows that air on public access television stations in their on-screen guides. Now media activists are pushing for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to intervene. Complete article at source: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/8/7/cable_companies_urged_to_make_public_access_television_shows_more_accessible

Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law

(curated by Lifekludger from Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law ) A group of e-reader manufacturers including Amazon, Sony, and Kobo, are petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to exempt the devices from federal accessibility laws. Complete article at source: http://www.deque.com/sony-amazon-exempt-e-readers-accessibility-law

Playing with Leapmotion for accessibility

Today I spent a few hours in the Leap motion offices talking about the web possibilities of this cool new technology. On the way back we had an internet connectivity outage, so it was a great opportunity to start playing with some of the ideas. Here is a video of what I am working on.Continue reading “Playing with Leapmotion for accessibility”