I am really worried about Facebook’s new
Instant Articles feature… Not only does it bring web content into a private, proprietary silo, without URLs or any other possibilities to link to them apart from Facebook, but they also don’t seem to work on the iPhone with VoiceOver at all.
We need to be really cautious that we don’t lose HTML/CSS as the primary, open, accessible, linkable, syndicatable solution for web content. If we are not, this might be a turning point.
I haven’t planned on catching
this talk by my W3C colleague Kevin White (As I know the resources pretty well ;-) but the other one was a bit basic for me. This is a really good Hitchhiker’s Guide to WAI stuff. Slides
Molly Watt, a person with usher syndrome, describes her experience with the
Apple Watch after five days of using it. Really impressive how accessible that small piece of technology is.