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Stuff that people who aren’t following my tweet stream may have missed.
- I Have Seen the Future and I Am Opposed. Don Norman says “I fear our free and continual access to information and services is doomed to be replaced by tightly controlled gardens of exclusivity.”
- Taking the web back: Ben Schwartz calls for designers and developers to get involved in shaping the specs
- Royalty-free MPEG video codec ups the ante for Google’s WebM/VP8 – another one joining the party of organisations who want you to use their video codec on the Web
- Sacrificing the Open Web with H.264. Few people do controlled fury as well as Mike Davis. Contains useful thoughts on how it could affect Linux.
- Disney sued by blind people for inaccessible websites that are “replete with video and audio trailers which cannot be turned off by people who cannot use a mouse and which drown out screen-readers”. (also see my Accessibility of HTML 5 video and audio elements)
- Personalisation for Accessibility: “One way to view mobile is a special case of accessibility requirements”
- A “Comprehensive” Guide to Mobile Statistics