Grass Roots Access: First Cycle

Hello all!

In an effort to bring accessibility out of the dark and into the mainstream, core aspect of Web applications and engineering, a new, grass-roots, International, volunteer organization is being formed. Together, we will examine what kind of activism or advocacy is necessary at all layers of society to ensure that access to the Web for all people becomes an integral part of professional Web site and application engineering.

If you are interested in joining, please check in with your name, location, and comments. Once we have a critical mass of folks, we’ll discuss building the email/wiki/communication infrastructure before moving on to task lists and ideas.

Come with your heart, your passion. It may not be easy, but it’s been done and done successfully in the years of the Web Standards Project. As one of that mission’s many mothers and fathers, I know that we are capable of bringing about MASS change.

The WaSP has closed its doors, believing the mission it set out to do is enough. I don’t agree – Web standards is still not reaching core infrastructure in many places, but the fact is we’re maturing beyond just standards. We now have a realized Open Web Stack, and are able to begin looking at standards as merely a portion, albeit a significant one, of a movement not over, but merely just begun.

I look forward to what we can do together!


SOPA/PIPA Blackout Supporter!

anti sopa anti pipa graphic

This post is in protest of SOPA and PIPA. If one of these bills were to pass, the Web would become a black hole of nothingness.

Want to help in the fight against SOPA / PIPA? First, go learn about the bills.

After that, please contact your elected officials.

And, from The Oatmeal, where I co-opted this silly graphic: Please pirate it away.


2011 In Review: The most productive year in CSS?

I have decent vision and I can't even explain what I'm looking at. Regions, CSS"

A short wrap of the year in CSS. Note: I wrote this in U.S. English, but bless my English editors, it all ends up in English.

“Known for drama, the CSS Working Group left those days behind in 2011. Armed with revisions to the group’s charter, strengthening of leadership, expansion of the group’s active members, a more open public face and the wise application of modularisation, 2011 may have been the most productive year in CSS yet.”

Continue reading: The Most Productive Year in CSS?

Enjoy! Or argue (don’t beat me up, just the ideas, I’m sensitive!) – comments here or after you leave me.