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Web Accessibility Tutorials updated

As many of you might know, I have been the primary editor of the W3C WAI Web Accessibility Tutorials which provide practical guidance on how to implement web accessibility. A few days ago, the Education and Outreach Working Group and I were able to publish a major update. We ... read more

Teaching at AccessU 2017

Next month I will continue the tradition of flying over to Austin, TX, USA to attend the annual AccessU conference and teach some classes. Organized by Knowbility, the conference is a gathering of brilliant minds around accessibility and is an excellent opportunity to broaden your accessibility knowledge. Here’s an ov... read more

:focus-ring

Great video over at the Google Chrome Developers channel about the upcoming CSS Level 4 :focus-ring selector (draft). The focus is often removed for stylistic reasons when using the mouse, but then keyboard users also have no indication of where they are on the website. :focus-ring solves that issue. https://www.... read more

My personal review of the 2016 MacBook Pro

In 2006 I got my first Mac ever, the 2006 Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 1.83 13”. After owning a humongous Acer 15” Laptop in the previous years, the experience of owning this computer was something from another world. Since 2013 I owned a 13” MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and an 1.7GHz Intel Core i7 processor and while I lo... read more

Aleppo

Over the last year, the name of a city is coming up in German news more often than I like it to be: Aleppo. It is not just a city involved in the war in Syria, it is the scene of a standoff that is lasting for months. This city, ... read more

Speaking at… Accessing Higher Ground

I’m happy to announce here that I will be speaking at Accessing Higher Ground in November, representing Knowbility. The conference is in Westminster, Colorado and coins itself as an “Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference”. I will do two three-hour long workshops: Advanced Accessibility: A Deep Dive for DevelopersTuesday, Nov. 1... read more

The web accessibility basics – Marco's Accessibility Blog

I always thought that it is not so difficult to find resources about these basics, the recurrence of that question prompted me to finally write my own take on this topic. So here it is, my list of absolute web accessibility basics every web developer should know about. A very ... read more

My Facebook Time-Out

Over the past years my social web interaction shifted from Twitter and this very blog more and more to Facebook. I have so many contacts and interactions there that it feels very overwhelming and occupying a good chunk of my free time that I would love to spend otherwise: Hiking ... read more

2015 in Review

Wowza, that was a densely packed year 2015 for me. Here is my short,long, personal review of the year: January Slow start into the year, attended a reading by Max Goldt at Zeche Carl (Carl Mine), a former mine and now event location, and even got a poster signed (yes, ... read more