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The POWER of Language...
White Plume lit one of his rolled-up cigarettes and squinted at me through a ribbon of smoke. “Do you know what saved me from becoming a cold-blooded murderer? My language saved me. There is no way for me to be hateful in my language. It’s such a beautiful, gentle language. It’s so peaceful.” Then White Plume started to speak in Lakota, and there was no denying the words came softly.
Image Credit: Badlands in South Dakota. 30 November 1899. National PArk Service; Photographer: D. Luchsinger. Link to Source
The web is so empowering......as long as there is encoding. Normally, this means a text-based form of communication. What encoding is available for aural languages, such as that of so many Native American languages?
Is there even a html language code for these native languages?
What about meta-data? How can one even search for information if encoding is text-based, and the language is aural-based?
At the end of the day, text is an abstraction, used to communicate ideas. Earlier cultures used imagery to also communicate ideas.
Use of Animation?
Aural Media Types
Support YANAN: The You Are Not Alone Network.
Validators, Tools, and Reference Links:
Validators:W3C Markup Validation Service
Documentation for tenon.io
Dragon Naturally Speaking
Fangs Screen Reader Emulator
Chrome Extensions:Chrome Extension for Tenon
Chrome Extension No Coffee Vision Simulator
Chrome Extension Responsive Websites
WebAIMWebAim Article on Forms
W3CTutorials on Accessibility
CAPTCHACAPTHA Google Accessibility Efforts
Tab OrderEvent handlers and screen readers
WAI article on creating logical tab order
HTML5 Sequential focus navigation
Tab Index and ARIA
Focusable Order with Tab Index (Makes focusable with mouse, not tabbable)
Roving Tab Index
Screen Reader TextHiding text for screen readers with WordPress Core
Screen Reader Text in output of comments_popup_link
Web WorkerMDN article
HTML5 Rocks article
The Blob Scratch Site
Need to check the headers! Where is the REDIRECT coming from?
Layout and StylesheetsGSS Scratch Site
Apple Auto Layout Guide
HTML CMS.gov layout
Scratch scratch scratch site
Old bootstrap v2
Authentication ResourcesWordPress OAuth2
Proxy IssuesUsing WordPress Behind a Proxy
HTML5 SectioningSections and Outlines of an HTML5 Documenty
Note: There are currently no known implementations of the outline algorithm in graphical browsers or assistive technology user agents..."
LET WORDPRESS SPEAK
Background Tickets for Let WordPress SpeakTicket #31368
WP REST APIjson rest api plugin
CSS3 Media QueriesCan I Use?
Video File ConvertersConverter One
Public Domain ResourcesPond5
Currently Working On...
Screenshot showing initial DFW
A Plugin for A Friend
I have a friend with multiple disabilities who is learning to work with WordPress. Two of his disabilities are poor vision and challenges with his motor skills. He relies on two things to navigate the interface: Visual Cues, and Dragon Naturally Speaking. The awesome people at WordPress have been working on a new user interface for the TinyMCE editor, and these changes have in part greatly improved the working situation for him by removing so much visual cruft from the screen.
The problem is that once he is in that screen, there are no visual cues to lead him to his next step. The expectation is that one would be able to discover next steps by tabbing or moving his mouse, but this is not something to be taken lightly. Using a mouse is very problematic, and even tabbing can be an intimidating process.