Lazy coding and accessibility

By Kosta Tovstiadi (OIT)

Web site styling has become very complex - there are too many browsers and platforms for your site’s design to be pixel-perfect on every device. CSS has become incredibly complex, too; and we often have to resort to tricks and even hacks to get it to do what we want.

CSS tricks make our lives easier but many of the shortcuts that we take create accessibility nightmares. Let’s look at some common lazy coding practices that impair the usability of your sites.

Accessing Higher Ground Conference: November 12-16 in Westminster, CO

The annual Accessing Higher Ground conference will be held in Westminster, CO at the Westin Hotel November 12 through the 14th. This conference focuses on accessible web pages, media, universal design and assistive technologies. Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance, are also addressed. The conference web site provides more details. 


Webinar: Making Web Accessibility Work for Your Institution

Please join OIT Academic Technology staff in participating in an EDUCAUSE webinar on organizational practices for improving web accessibility.

Cyndi Rowland, Associate Director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities and Director of WebAIM at Utah State University; Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training and Evaluation at WebAIM; and Jared Smith, Associate Director of WebAIM will lead the webinar.

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