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Happy Blue Beanie Day!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 11/30/14 (7:25pm)


Happy Blue Beanie Day! As Ethan Marcotte says, "...[C]ould you imagine anything like responsive web design without web standards?". #bbd14

Draft BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 6/20/13 (11:45am)

Draft BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/Accessibility-Mobile-Apps

Interesting that they worked with a firm from "the States" (USA! USA!). A summary of the guidelines can be found here...

Interesting points include:

  • Provide large enough touch areas
  • Provide visible changes of state

h/t .net magazine

Check Your Website for Accessibility?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 4/21/12 (12:11am)

At the UIC Digital Accessibility Expo. http://dae.uic.edu/

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Current Cites for March 2011

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 3/31/11 (4:09pm)

go to Current Cites

Current Cites for March 2011 is out! You can find the issue here...

I wrote about two articles, first about a Library 2.0 postmortem written by Walt Crawford, and second, about an excellent study of library databases evaluated for accessibility which concluded, to universal embarrassment, "no database included in the study was rated as largely accessible".

Redesign of UIC Admissions & Records Website

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 1/4/11 (11:29am)

As if I didn't have enough to do over the holidays (see below), I redesigned the website template for UIC's Office of Admissions & Records.

Basically what I did was to bring the thing into compliance with the University's new top-level website which they changed at the beginning of the school year.

The holidays are always a great time to do something like this (since basically no one's looking) so you can believe I worked my butt off to get this done on time.

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Oy, What a Day

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 4/19/10 (2:57pm)

Yes, It's that Time of Year: Blue Beanie Day 2008

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 11/19/08 (2:11pm)

Courtesy of Jeffrey Zeldman:

Announcing the second annual Blue Beanie Day! Show your support for Web Standards and Accessibility. Please join us on Friday, November 28, 2008 in celebrating Blue Beanie Day.

Friday, November 28, 2008 is the day thousands of Standardistas (people who support web standards) will wear a Blue Beanie to show their support for accessible, semantic web content.

Happy Blue Beanie Day

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 11/26/07 (3:46pm)

I support web standards and accessibility -- and so can you!

Web Accessibility - Now the Law in Illinois

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 8/24/07 (11:25am)

From the MSF&W website:

"The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) became law on August 20, 2007, requiring Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their web sites, systems, and other information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities."

Basically the law builds on familiar precedents such as Section 508 and WCAG.