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Posts tagged "Accessible content"
Your website design could be triggering migraine attacks.
Is this a trivial issue? Should you care?
There's heaps of information about designing accessible web sites for people with disabilities, because for government agencies in many countries, this is mandatory.
WCAG 2.0 sets guidelines that prevent web sites from starting an epilectic seizure.
But I haven't seen anything in WCAG 2.0 about migraine sufferers, so I'm speaking up on their behalf.
"Call the police. Ploddledygook is murdering the English language," went a headline in The Times on 9 May 2013.
Simon de Bruxelles quoted a hefty chunk of impenetrable blah posing as "instructions" for police officers entering Avon & Somerset's annual Problem Solving Awards.
That a British police authority should gush meaningless fluffy managementspeak is no surprise. That's the reality in every sector today, as Don Watson so eloquently explained in a Radio New Zealand interview yesterday.
What's amazing (and wonderful) to me is the indignant response of some of the police officers who tried to read this ploddledygook. (That word will be with us forever.)