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Open letter to Opera re: Accessibility Support

Posted on Thursday, 14 June 2012 by Steve Faulkner
17 comments on: Open letter to Opera re: Accessibility Support

The latest Opera browser has been released; Opera 12. In many ways Opera is a great browser and Opera 12 includes lots of shiny new stuff, but still no support for assistive technology (AT) users. Opera excels in implementing HTML5 support for some users, but others are left behind. Here are some suggestions on how […]

how to remove CSS outlines in an accessible manner?

Posted on Monday, 23 April 2012 by Steve Faulkner
7 comments on: how to remove CSS outlines in an accessible manner?

Anybody with any real world accessibility experience knows that using CSS :focus {outline:none} as recommended in the WHATWG HTML living standard is not a solution to any problem, it only replaces one accessibility issue with another. This why I worked hard to get the advice still present in the ‘living standard’ removed from the W3C […]

Sometimes people ask me where to go for help making their web sites accessible and TPG is always the first thing on my mind because people like Steve Faulkner are right there at the forefront of pushing web accessibility forward. They totally 'get' that to be truly effective in this area you need to understand the whole accessibility ecosystem from assistive technology, to accessible applications, to web standards and so on… this kind of expertise is rare.

David Bolter, Engineering Manager Accessibility - Mozilla