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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?

(Anonymous) 2013-01-16 01:08 pm (UTC)(link)

Once, my mouse broke, and I realized the nightmare of navigating this site on a keyboard. Half the time I don't even know where the focus flies off to when tab-scrolling, and the other half of the time, I kept wondering why the arrow keys never scroll.

But the most cumbersome part is, every time I want to read the next article, I had to backspace (go back previous page) then retab all the way from the beginning again to reach the next article.

After a week, I gave up and bought a mouse.