The new Vimeo HTML5 Player has added new accessibility features that improve the video experience for people with disabilities. Like with any product, some things could be improved to make the player more accessible and easier to use for people with disabilities.
Web Development Posts
Does responsive design make a website more or less accessible? In this session you will learn best practices and techniques for accessible responsive design.
If you have an accessible website, more persons with disabilities will frequent it. By word of mouth, its good reputation will start to permeate the community of users with disabilities. They might spread the word that all active elements are keyboard accessible, all images have proper text equivalents, and content has sufficient color contrast. Since there are about one billion users with disabilities worldwide, accessible sites have the...
Infographics on the web have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years for many great reasons. Often, they are able to quickly convey complex bits of information and show key relationships between data sets. For sighted users, representing data as an infographic actually improves accessibility. It’s easier to understand because infographics:
What is in store for accessibility in 2013?
Web applications today are a challenge to make accessible because native HTML does not have the language to support all of the types of widgets added to Web pages. WAI-ARIA provides a way to add roles, states and properties to make RIA accessible to assistive technology such as screen readers.
It's no accident that both Section 508, 1194.21(c), and WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.4.7 both call for visible focus indication. Users with mobility/dexterity disabilities often rely on keyboard accessibility, perhaps using assistive technologies (such as mouth sticks) that rely on the keyboard.
In agile development, user stories capture what a user does or needs to do with the website or application. These “stories” are the basis for defining the functions that the system must provide and concisely captures the who, what and why or of the requirement.