jueves, 25 de mayo de 2006
Este documento en formato PDF es un poco antiguo, de 2003, pero es un buen ejemplo de cómo realizar un análisis y el correspondiente informe de la accesibilidad de un sitio web.
sábado, 20 de mayo de 2006
"A new invention could change the lives of millions of disabled people by allowing them to control a computer by raising an eyebrow. Developed by Oliver Williams and Professor Roberto Cipolla from the Department of Engineering, the software will be free to download and use, providing a much-needed method of input for those unable to communicate conventionally.
The system, code named VIM (Visual Inference Machine), provides an accurate way of tracking limited facial movement. Unlike other input systems, it only requires a webcam and portable computer, providing a cheap alternative to existing systems that can cost tens of thousands of pounds.
VIM allows users with limited movement abilities to control a user interface with facial movements, such as eyebrows, eyes, or mouth. Coupled with Dasher, an invention from the Department of Physics, VIM allows severely disabled people to type and send emails at speeds close to keyboard input".
miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2006
"El grado de cumplimiento de la Ley de Accesibilidad por parte de la administraciones publicas es en general deficiente".
"Las Administraciones sienten la presión de la Ley, aunque son conocedoras de que ésta no prevé, al menos de momento, sanciones por incumplimiento".
"Todo indica que el concepto acuñado por el creador del Web y director general del Consorcio W3C, Tim Berners-Lee, en el sentido de construir una web de acceso universal, debiera ser un camino irreversible. La cuestión es la velocidad. Aceleremos entre todos".
martes, 9 de mayo de 2006
La introducción del libro dice:
This book is entitled "Dive Into Accessibility: 30 days to a more accessible web site", and it will answer two questions. The first question is "Why should I make my web site more accessible?" If you do not have a web site, this book is not for you. The second question is "How can I make my web site more accessible?" If you are not convinced by the first answer, you will not be interested in the second.
To answer the first question, I will present character sketches of five people: Jackie, Michael, Bill, Lillian, and Marcus. These people have several things in common:
- They all have a combination of physical, mental, and technological disabilities which make it more difficult to use the Internet.
- Although fictitious, they all represent real people with disabilities, and they use the Internet in ways that real people with disabilities use the Internet.
- They all have difficulty reading your web site.
Each tip will focus on a single concept, explain the reasoning behind it, and show who will benefit once you implement it. This is why the character sketches come first, because they change the tone of the first question from "Why should I bother?" to "Who benefits?" Answer: "Marcus benefits." "How does Marcus benefit?" "Well, let's look at that..." And so forth.
Don't panic if you are not an HTML expert. Don't panic if the only web site you have is a personal weblog, you picked your template out of a list on your first day of blogging, and you've never touched it since. I am not here to tell you that you need to radically redesign your web site from scratch, rip out all your nested tables, and convert to XHTML and CSS. This is about taking what you have and making it better in small but important ways. Jackie, Michael, Bill, Lillian, and Marcus will thank you for your attention.
Ha sido traducido al castellano con el título Sumérjase en la Accesibilidad.