WAI-ARIA for screen reader users: An overview of things you can find in some mainstream web apps today

After my recent post about WAI-ARIA, which was mostly geared towards web developers, I was approached by more than one person on Twitter and elsewhere suggesting I’d do a blog post on what it means for screen reader users. Well, I’ve got news for all my blind and visually impaired readers: You’re not getting one […]

Twitter now has a dedicated accessibility team

Ever since I joined Twitter in March of 2008, at my first CSUN under the Mozilla banner, Twitter’s own web presence was always a bit, or even a lot, of a challenge to use for me as a screen reader user. While the initial version was still pretty straight-forward, as time went by and Twitter […]

Social networks and accessibility: A rather sad picture

In recent months, several popular social networks relaunched or updated their services, and one new player came out onto the plain field that, initially hyped, now is hardly talked about any more. Unfortunately, what all these have in common, is a great number of problems when it comes to accessibility. This is not just for […]

Making the AwesomeBar even more awesome!

Today I decided that Twitter is indeed something I want to use more often in the future. As I was looking around AMO, I found the TwitterBar extension by Chris Finke. This thing is truly awesome, and it adds even more awesomeness to the AwesomeBar of Firefox 3! For mouse users, there is a little […]