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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility2013-01-15 10:39 pm

Inaccessible websites?

I'm doing a talk on web accessibility at LinuxConf Australia and would like to give specific examples!

So, gimme your best examples of websites with specific accessibility problems that drive you nuts. Use of tabular data where it doesn't make any sense, sites with horrible contrast or that won't let you change font sizes, restaurant websites that are entirely flash-based, etc, etc.

Also, if anybody knows of good illustrative videos of a) people listening to a screenreader and b) people dictating to their computer, point me at 'em?
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[personal profile] qem_chibati 2013-01-16 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
There was an example that came up on [community profile] accessibility_fail the other week with wikipedia - http://accessibility-fail.dreamwidth.org/54620.html

Basically, you can't rate a wikipedia article unless you select the stars with your mouse. If you are trying to access it using VoiceOver (as your using a screenreader) it does not work, if you are trying to select it using tabs etc as you don't have a mouse, it does not work.

I think Dragon Dictation has some videos, but I'm not able to go through and find one in regards to b)

http://australia.nuance.com/dragon/accessibility/index.htm
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[personal profile] pauamma 2013-01-16 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Five_pillars#Accessibility_and_equality is a prime example of the entrenched culture that makes so many sites stay inaccessible.