Monthly Archives: January 2010

Inaccessible

A little song dedicated to Henny, our team’s queen of accessibility.
UPDATE: Make that Jack Pickard as well. A much-loved accessibility expert, now much-missed.

Jeff Allen‘s clever song rewrites led me to have a go myself.

Video URL (with captions): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9i1vNnh1hg

Downloads

For your downloading pleasure, here are the video and audio–only files:

License is Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. If you need a media player, I recommend VLC.

Lyrics

Inaccessible, that’s what you are.
Inaccessible, to a screen reader.
Like an art museum with no access ramp
you’re losing hits and dropping Page Rank.
Never before has a website been more…

Inaccessible, in every way,
and with no updates, that’s how you’ll stay.
That’s why, webmaster, it’s incredible
that a site so inaccessible
thinks that I won’t find another site soon.

[spoken]
Images should have alt tags (text)
and keyboard users, can they tab through your page?
If not, why not?
[end spoken]

Like never before,
with plugins galore.

Inaccessible, that’s what you are.
Inaccessible, pushing people afar.
I’ve got no official disability
but your site, to me, is a mystery.
Hope the next site is not
inaccessible too.

HTML5 it is a-changin’

Off sick with a cold, what better way to recover than by singing a song?

A performance, requested by Futomi Hatano, of the tune by Bob Dylan with lyrics by Jeff Allen, suggested by Molly Holzschlag and inspired by Shelley Powers.
Details and lyrics: http://www.molly.com/2010/01/05/bob-dylan-meets-html5

Video URL (with captions): www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2s8AU8PkBU

Downloads

For your downloading pleasure, here are the video and audio–only files:

License is Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. If you need a media player, I recommend VLC.

Update

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Artist: Bruce Lawson
Video URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gNmFabAOGc