Archive for August, 2010

What Did the Office of the President of the Philippines Say About My Accessibility Review?

August 31, 2010

Around two weeks ago, I did an accessibility review of the web site of the president of the Philippines, www.president.gov.ph. From that time up to this day, I have written to the Office of the President three times. And finally, my third message, sent on August 30, got a response from the office.

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Pages of Tragedy…And Accessibility

August 28, 2010

As a long-time fan of dark music, I have browsed countless web sites of bands in the gothic, doom, industrial, and death metal genres. And although I love the music of these bands and the information they’re providing online, I find that almost all of the band web sites I’ve visited are just downright awful in terms of accessibility.

But no, I didn’t believe that there was no accessible web site in the realm of dark music. And so one night, I remembered Theatre of Tragedy, one of my most favorite bands. I visited their web site, and I was quite happy with what I’ve found. It was, to my surprise, quite an accessible web site.

TheatreOfTragedy.com is the first relatively accessible metal site I’ve visited after centuries of surfing. So I thought that it was worth it to do an accessibility review of their online abode.

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Web Accessibility Tip: Making Web Content Accessible to Persons Who are Deaf

August 25, 2010

I discuss 2 of the best ways to make your online content accessible to persons who are deaf and persons with hearing impairments.

View the “Making Web Content Accessible to Persons Who are Deaf” video in YouTube if you have trouble viewing it here.

Accessibility Advocate Speaks at Wellington Usability Lunch

August 18, 2010

Julius speaking at the Wellington Usability Lunch

I spoke at the Wellington Usability Lunch today. It was one of the best experiences I had during my stay in New Zealand. The Usability Lunch was held at Provoke Solutions in Wellington, New Zealand. This event is a semi-regular meeting where professionals talk about issues, problems, and research focused on usability.

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Accessibility Review of the Web Site of the President of the Philippines

August 16, 2010

I was visiting the web site of the current president of the Philippines, www.president.gov.ph. Although I was impressed by the information presented in the site, I found that it had several major accessibility issues. So after much consideration, I thought of writing up an accessibility review of this web site.

My Goals in this Accessibility Review

I am writing this review so that the site’s developers would hopefully realize the needs of the visitors of their site that have disabilities. Through this review, I also aim to inform everyone about the accessibility issues that still exist in many web sites. I also include recommendations and suggestions to improve the site’s issues.

The points below are only my opinions of the issues I have found. Other persons in the field of accessibility may have additional input regarding this web site.

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Web Accessibility Tip: Descriptive Titles for a More Accessible Web Site

August 16, 2010

I explain the importance of descriptive titles to web accessibility. This video includes examples of pages with descriptive titles.

View the “Descriptive Titles for a More Accessible Web Site” video in YouTube if you have trouble viewing it here.

3 Excellent and Free Web Accessibility Resources for Just 1 Simple Subscription

August 7, 2010

In this quick video, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter and talk about the web accessibility information you’ll receive from it. The link to the newsletter is www.evengrounds.com/newsletter

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My Accessibility Talk in The Wellington Web Design Meetup

August 6, 2010

Last night I did my first web accessibility presentation in Wellington. It was during this month’s Wellington Web Design Meetup held at Experience Solutions on August 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The Wellington Web Design Meetup aims to get interesting and interested industry professionals together each month for talks, case studies, design/technology insights, showing off cool stuff, networking and of course socializing.

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The Importance of Text Descriptions for Images, pt 2

August 3, 2010

a demonstration (using a screen reader) that shows the difference between images without text descriptions and images with text descriptions

View the “Text Descriptions for Images, pt 2” video in YouTube if you have trouble viewing it here.