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Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications by Heydon Pickering, Smashing Magazine

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Chapter 1: This Is For Everyone

At the focal point of a gigantic, purpose-built stadium, in front of a crowd of some 80,000 people and an international television audience of millions, a lone figure, known to many by the enigmatic moniker TimBL, makes adjustments to some electronic equipment.

Given the nom de plume, the equipment and the anticipation of a massive audience, one would be forgiven for thinking that this figure is a superstar DJ, preparing to deliver a payload of gut-vibrating rhythms. Instead, the London-born computer scientist, making an appearance at the opening celebrations of the London Olympics, has a simple but enduring message to share: spelled out in LCD lights attached to banks of venue seats, “THIS IS FOR EVERYONE” appears. ...

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