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Going with the PDF Reflow

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. Success Criterion 1.4.10 Reflow was added to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in version 2.1. This requires that: “Content can be presented without loss of information or functionality, and without requiring scrolling in two dimensions for: Vertical […]

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024: On-Demand Webinars and Videos

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) gets bigger and bigger every year. When Los Angeles-based web developer Joe Devon blogged back in 2011 about how Accessibility know-how needs to go mainstream with developers, he was contacted by Canadian accessibility

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Websites Are Not Books

Why do we keep acting as if a website is a book? We speak of web “pages”, we “bookmark” websites, we use software to “browse” websites – we seem determined to pretend that the web is some kind of bookshop. It’s not, and that language doesn’t help. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against

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AI makes pictures accessible to screen reader users

By OZeWAI member Andrew Downie, Accessibility Consultant. Introduction Amidst all the discussion and controversy over so-called AI (artificial intelligence) this is a very positive story. We all know (he wrote optimistically) that images should be accompanied by meaningful alternative text. Those of us who use screen readers know that many images lack text descriptions or,

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Making Maths Accessible

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. Before his untimely passing in December, my TPGi colleague Dan O’Mahony had been working on a KnowledgeBase article about how to make mathematical equations in web content accessible to assistive technology. In his memory, we decided to honor

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