Useful Links: Accessiblity not an afterthought, Outed by underpants

Web accessibility is no longer an afterthought at CNET is a good summary of some of the accessibility issues in web design and would make a good reading assignment for a web dev class. The article interviews Yahoo! trainer Alan Brightman, who is quoted as saying,

There are about 60 million people in the U.S. who can’t use a computer to get on the Internet in the normal fashion.

As Matt May pointed out immediately on seeing the article, talking about being accessible and being accessible are two different points on the spectrum entirely. About 60 million of us could be better served by CNET.

Call Me Virgil

Why James Chartrand Wears Women’s Underpants. Because James Chartrand got outed, we get this compelling story that tells you exactly where we are on the gender equality spectrum today. After you read that post, check out Freelance Writing Job’s post Do Male Bloggers Receive More Respect? This story is so much like the ever recurring “where are the women in tech” that I’m thinking women in tech would be better served by a little faux gender manipulation. Have I mentioned that this blog is actually written by Virgil DeBolt?

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