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.
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Does responsive design make a website more or less accessible? In this session you will learn best practices and techniques for accessible responsive design.
I recently ran across a letter to the editor in The Opinion Pages of The New York Times titled Inequality and the Internet: Why Some Remain Offline, written by Lainey Feingold, a disability rights lawyer in Berkeley, California. It refers to an article published in The New York Times on August 18th called...
I was interviewing the owner of a large web design firm on my radio show, Seacoast Business Connections and the topic of accessibility came up. As my guest was explaining to me that his firm makes a point of designing with accessibility in mind even if the client is not concerned with it, his twin boys, both of whom were born with cerebral palsy (CP), played in the lobby just on the other side of the studio’s large glass window.
Since I am a web accessibility analyst, I have the good fortune of being mobility impaired. Of course, I only can say this regarding my work. It is like being a veterinarian and not having pets. Without the personal experience, you couldn’t empathize with the pets’ guardians. You wouldn’t observe subtle, unique signs that a dog or cat is not feeling well.
According to Cornell University, in 2011 there was an estimated 14,144,300 (4.9%) people in the United States with a cognitive disability. Broadly speaking, intellectual disabilities pertain to difficulties with memory; problem-solving: attention, reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension; math comprehension; and visual comprehension. Intellectual disabilities range from...