Session Details

Making "cool" web backgrounds accessible for VDT photosensitivity

#UAD7 Usability, Accessibility and Design Track

Room 106A


Modern CSS and HTML gives web designers some pretty cool design effects without the need for Flash. It can be tricky, however, to implement these effects in a way that works on older browsers and is also compatible with accessibility requirements for low contrast display settings. In this presentation Michael Miller will share his experiences with making full page background images and CSS-only gradient backgrounds accessible for users who require low contrast displays because of photosensitivity.


Michael Miller
Web Administrator, Malone University

Michael Miller is the Web Administrator at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. In a previous life he was an archaeologist, but eventually found himself wanting a job that didn't involve getting chased by people with guns. His areas of interest include web accessibility, Wordpress, web analytics and evangelizing others on the benefits of not building your web pages in PowerPoint.

Heweb Connect

Twitter Facebook Blog LinkedIn Youtube Flickr Twibbon Instagram

#heweb13 Tweets

#heweb on Flickr

See all photos