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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] sophie 2013-02-21 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
I just saw this comment, and I can tell you how to turn it off permanently. You need to go to the Search settings link (visually, it appears as an item in a menu that pops up when you click a button with a cog symbol on it after you've done a search; I'm not sure how it shows up in screenreaders). On that page, there's a section for "Google Instant predictions", with the question "When should we show you results as you type?". You need to change that to "Never show Instant results", then click the Save button at the bottom.

The page doesn't seem to use standard radio buttons, oddly, but the ones they do use seem like they should be accessible.
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[personal profile] lightgetsin 2013-03-02 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh, good to know. That's definitely new for values of "new" meaning sometime in the last year. Though of course requires always being logged in, which I'm definitely definitely not okay with in a lot of contexts. Oh google.