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Archive for December, 2006

The ‘accessibility backlash’ – it’s a good thing!

I’ve begun to hear rumblings in the press, on blogs and through word-of-mouth of a so-called ‘accessibility backlash’.

“…Owners of some small businesses feel that ‘the DDA has gone too far’!”

“…Some web developers believe that too much emphasis has been placed on blindness and partial sight at the expense of people with other impairments!”

I am so happy to hear this.

Windows ‘Vista’ Offers Enhanced Accessibility.

The new version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, ‘Vista’, offers enhanced access features including an improved screen magnifier, a basic screen reader and the capability to allow users to customise settings according to their needs.