Usability and Accessibility Focus Groups

Roger at 456bereastreet illustrates how to usefully enact a small scale usability test. I commented there; the expansion follows. I think it’s important to stress how much usability norms can differ across different audiences and regions, and how much adaptability and approachability after publication should be more of a factor in determining requirements. A company/organisation/community […]

Comment Spam: Some Thoughts On Accessibility

Aggregated from posts at accessifyforum.com. Tommy Ollsen has had some trouble with spam comments on his blog. I can’t sympathise, because nobody visits here. 🙂 But in patience for the day, some accessibility and usability concerns… I’ve always been very confused by blogs which have allowed comments, but not when you come across them (months […]

Acronym vs. Abbr!

A long debacle has plagued the web standards community: that of ABBR vs. ACRONYM. Let’s get one thing straight, to begin with: an acronym is still an abbreviation. Everything that is a contraction of a fuller version is an abbreviation. Acronyms, initialisms, 2nd-class-initialisms, communist-initialisms – they’re all still abbreviations. HTML tags exist for the purpose […]