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18. January 17

News from DIAS
New EU-project launched: COMPARE

COMPARE stands for Comparing peer accessibility ratings in evaluation. It is an Erasmus Strategic Partnership between DIAS (Germany), Funka (Sweden) and BrailleNet (France).   [more] zu: News from DIAS - New EU-project launched: COMPARE

 

23. April 15

News from BIK
New project „BIK for all“ launched

Since 2002, the aim of the BIK projects has been to improve the accessibility of web and intranet sites. BIK for all is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Employment and Social Affairs and runs from 01/2015 to 12/2018.   [more] zu: News from BIK - New project „BIK for all“ launched

 

14. May 12

How effective is WCAG?
Methodological flaws put question mark on study of the impact of WCAG on user problems

A recent study has questioned the relevance of WCAG for improving website accessibility. It claims that only half of users' problems were covered by WCAG success criteria, and sees no evidence that the use of WCAG techniques improved matters.   [more] zu: How effective is WCAG? - Methodological flaws put question mark on study of the impact of WCAG on user problems

 

09. January 12

Interpreting WCAG 2.0
The style switcher loophole

Opinion has long been divided on the use of style switchers for improved text contrast and size. While there are pros and cons, the use of style switchers to provide conforming alternate versions in order to meet WCAG success criteria can cause serious accessibility problems, especially for users with low vision.   [more] zu: Interpreting WCAG 2.0 - The style switcher loophole

 

20. August 11

Interpreting WCAG 2.0
Text resizing: Why page zoom is not good enough - or is it? (update September 2014)

What do you need to do to ensure that users can resize the text on your web page? A quick look at WCAG's "How to meet 1.4.4 (Resize Text)" suggests that relying on browsers' page zoom is sufficient. So far, failure F69 has given us reason also to require text-only resizing to work. Now WCAG WG has announced an overhaul of F69.   [more] zu: Interpreting WCAG 2.0 - Text resizing: Why page zoom is not good enough - or is it? (update September 2014)

 

04. July 11

Tests
The case for text-only resizing: a look at twenty online news sites

One requirement of WCAG 2.0 is that text can be resized by 200% without the loss of content or functionality. In this article, we look at twenty online news portals ans online newspapers to check how well text resizing is currently supported.   [more] zu: Tests - The case for text-only resizing: a look at twenty online news sites