EasyCaptions and CaptivateController JavaScript Libraries now on GitHub

I’ve posted the source code for my EasyCaptions and CaptivateController JavaScript libraries to GitHub. Both are released under an MIT license and are free to use. Now that they’re on GitHub, if you have ideas for new features or suggestions for improvements, feel free to fork!

EasyCaptions on GitHub
CaptivateController on GitHub

For Your Reading Pleasure: EasyCaptions

Introducing EasyCaptions: A simple system for adding captions and an interactive transcript to online videos. EasyCaptions uses progressive enhancement to provide the best possible experience for all visitors, regardless of their browser’s JavaScript, HTML5 or Flash support. Demonstration Background I don’t produce much video these days, but as a web surfer I often encounter other … Continue reading “For Your Reading Pleasure: EasyCaptions”

CustomInput Class: Accessible, Custom-Styled Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

I’m currently working on a new quiz system at work, and decided I’d incorporate Filament’s wonderful stylized checkboxes and radio buttons into my project, which meant it was time to roll up my sleeves and code me some Moo.

Link: Web Accessibility Checklist

The talented Cameron Moll has posted a link to a Web Accessibility Checklist prepared by Aaron Cannon, a (blind) member of his web development team. Aaron’s checklist is an easy-to-understand list of accessibility dos and don’ts. Most of these are so simple and easy to implement that there’s really no excuse to NOT use them … Continue reading “Link: Web Accessibility Checklist”

Development standards for e-learning… a starting point

Understanding that we should be using standards and best practices throughout e-learning development, the question becomes “what standards and best practices should we follow?”

Here’s my attempt at outlining some basics.

I’m 100% positive I’ve missed a few things, and I’m pretty sure not everyone will agree with my statements. Why not join in and add your two cents?