Archive for April, 2011

Wrestling and Accessibility?! What The…

April 29, 2011

Hold on. Let me explain…

For me, nothing beats the thrill of being at the edge of your seat as your favorite wrestling superstar is about to pin his opponent. This, along with the interesting and at times weird storylines, are the things that have made me tune in to the weekly shows dished out by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). I’ve been a fan of this wrestling brand since I was a kid. Ah, I even remember the time when it was called World Wrestling Federation…those were the days.

In addition to being a long-time WWE fan, I, as you can see, am also an advocate of accessibility. And with this in mind, I was elated when I realized that, as strange as it may seem, wrestling–in all its body-slamming glory–demonstrates a major principle of accessibility.

How Does Wrestling Demonstrate a Major Principle of Accessibility?

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Continuing to Work on the Accessibility of Malaysian Websites

April 20, 2011

A few days ago, I shared an accessibility review of the Sarawak Government Portal. In this post I want to share a review I’ve made for another Malaysian website.

The site I reviewed below is the Official Website of the Ministry of Planning And Resource Management. I reviewed the English version of the site. Similar to the previous post, I used the JAWS screen reader and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 in doing the accessibility review.

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Working on the Accessibility of Malaysian Websites

April 18, 2011

Last year, I had the privilege of conducting the first web accessibility workshop in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Since then, the event’s organizers and I have communicated closely via email. And as part of our commitment to help the Sarawak government, we provide reviews and recommendations to help ensure that their websites remain accessible to persons with disabilities.

Below, I’d like to share one of the reviews I’ve recently done for the Sarawak government. This is an accessibility review of the Sarawak Government Portal (www.sarawak.gov.my). I used the JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reader in accessing the site’s pages. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0 is the document I used in doing the review.

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