Modern technology allows users to consume content in a wide range of formats and styles. This is not just benefiting “normal” users, it also allows people to access content that previously were locked out, because analogue technology, like books or newspapers were difficult to get hold of in the right formats.
Recently I had to develop a website that is using html5’s new
<video> element excessively. I had to convert at least 10 videos from the original
x264. If this was audio, I would simply be using the extremely handy MAX Unfortunately, I did not find a similar programme for video files, whereas I created a short bash script that does the job.
…when Richer sounds advertises a special offer for visually impaired people on its website’s front page, but places that very information in an image with no alt-text, thus rendering it invisible for people who use screen readers or who use a different style sheet to make websites more legible.