When HTML5 was published, it introduced the <video> and <audio> elements, as well as the <track> element. The latter provides a standard means of synchronizing text with media for a variety of purposes. The HTML5 spec specifically defines five kinds of track: captions, subtitles, chapters, metadata, and descriptions. The latter is particularly interesting, and is […]
Accessibility of College Radio Stations
This post comes live from the National Student Electronic Media Convention, the annual fall convention of College Broadcasters, Inc (CBI). It’s in Seattle this year, and I was invited to present on web/media accessibility along with folks from WKNC, North Carolina State University’s student-run radio station. This is a very cool coincidence, since my co-presenters […]
In 2017, I and a small group of colleagues collaborated on a series of accessibility workshops that we delivered as pre-conference sessions at three national conferences, AHEAD, EDUCAUSE, and Accessing Higher Ground. If you were a participant in any of these workshops, you’re about to receive a follow-up survey. This blog post documents my quest […]
New Years Resolution: Underline Your Links!
Do you have control or influence over the design of one or more web pages? If so, then I encourage you to add this New Years resolution to your list: Underline your links! Since the dawning of the Web, browsers have underlined links so users could distinguish link text from surrounding text. In fact, all […]
My Audio Description Talk @ CSUN
At CSUN 2017 I opened the conference on Wednesday morning with a presentation on audio description. The purpose of my presentation was to muse about how organizations with large quantities of videos might meet Success Criterion 1.2.5 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0: 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded): Audio description provided for all prerecorded […]