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Does the <body> rule the mind or does the mind rule the <body>?

Accessible Content – Part 2: Headings for a better Page Structure

Steely blue eyes
With no love in them
Scan The World

Morrissey, “America is not the World”

You should be breaking up large texts in smaller chunks with headings!

Your contents should be grouped hierarchically and thematically with headings and subheadings. This creates a clear table of contents for the page and facilitates navigation on the page. As soon as a new paragraph is started, a suitable heading should be considered. This makes it easier to roughly “scan” the text.
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Series: Producing accessible Content for the Web

Fifteen minutes with you
well, I wouldn’t say no

Morrissey, “Hairdresser on Fire”

I conducted a big research on producing accessible content for websites with a target audience of editors and content producers. As there are quite a few topics and a lot of stuff to be aware about, I decided to make a series on that an split it all into smaller articles.
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Accessibility Issues concerning Windows High Contrast Mode

And in the darkened underpass
I thought oh God, my chance has come at last
(but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn’t ask)

The Smiths, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There is more to Web Accessibility than screen readers and machine readability. One of the more excotic topics there is user preferences via operating system or user generated style sheets. The more commonly known was introduced by Microsoft with Windows 7:

Windows High Contrast Mode (Win HCM).
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A Presentation on Progressive Enhancement

Why pamper life’s complexity
When the leather runs smooth
On the passenger’s seat?

The Smiths, “This Charming Man”

Here is a little presentation of a talk I recently held to my colleagues on Progressive Enhancement. It was made to convince my backend oriented fellow developers to implement stuff the right way with some best practice frontend technique.
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Bookmarklet “Markup Pollution Checker”

All men have secrets and here is mine so let it be known
For we have been through hell and high tide

The Smiths, “What Difference Does It Make?”

Did you ever find unwanted stuff in your programtically genrerated markup that you considered pollution and wanted to locate and erase? Here is a little helper for you.
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