Category: Accessibility

Audio Discussion Board.

Susan Sedro has an example Vaestro board up; it’s a board where you can record your thoughts. She’s posted the question “what’s your favourite children’s book?” It reads the whole thread once started, though I do have a few concerns re. accessibility. The poster only has to leave a written comment if they choose. While…

Device warns you if you're boring or irritating

New Scientist report on a device that consists of a small camera attached to glasses, and connected to a handheld device. In theory, if the person you are talking to gets bored, the handheld device will vibrate. At present the software identifies actors emotions 90% of the time, & other’s emotions 64%. The article didn’t…

Silktide: Sitescore Results

Silktide: Sitescore Results I found Silktide via a link in the WordPress support forum. It’s not an accessibility tester that I’ve used before, so was interested to see how this blog scored. It seems that the scores are out of 10, and so I think that I’m doing quite well. I’d love to know though…

The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Accessible Multimedia for e-learning

Skills for Access : The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Accessible Multimedia for e-learning¬† I was looking for some information for a MSc student – and have just come across this site, which seems to have lots of useful resources – re. Multimedia learning and accessibility!…

Disabled users to test websites

Now isn’t that a good idea?! Difficulties with websites by many users with disabilities is in the news at the moment – I suspect that it’s related to the launch of the BSI’s PAS 78 – Guide to Good Practice in Commissioning Accessible Websites. I’ve skim read it, and there are definite guidelines for ensuring…

Big push for Chinese net domains

Net Domains in Chinese At present, Domain names are all written using Roman characters. China has therefore set up a system that allows domains to be registered in Chinese characters. Subramanian Subbiah, co-founder of I-DNS.net that has worked with China on the Chinese language domains, said the system has been brought in because the government…