Clinton wins endorsement of civil-rights leader Lewis

first_imgATLANTA – Hillary Rodham Clinton won the endorsement Friday of Rep. John Lewis, a hero of the civil-rights struggle, in a blow to Barack Obama in the battle for black support for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Without reservation or any hesitation, I am proud to endorse Hillary Clinton to be the next Democratic nominee to be president of the United States,” Lewis said at an appearance with Clinton at Paschal’s Restaurant, an Atlanta landmark of the civil-rights movement. The New York senator called the Georgia congressman one of the people she admires most in the world. “I see my campaign as a continuation of John Lewis’ life work,” the New York senator said. Clinton spoke Friday night at a banquet honoring a program to increase voter registration in neighboring South Carolina. The South Carolina Voter Education Project was founded in 1965 to overcome white Democrats’ efforts to keep blacks from voting. The South Carolina program is the only one still operating, said Lewis, who spoke before her at the event in Columbia. During the “last two presidential elections, we have seen the right to vote tampered with and outright denied to too many of our fellow citizens,” Clinton said. She called for reforms including making Election Day a federal holiday and allowing felons who have completed their sentences to vote again in federal elections. Clinton said she is against laws requiring voters to have picture IDs, adding that they are meant to exclude eligible voters instead of cutting fraud. They amount to a modern-day poll tax, she said. “We have got to stop this rollback of voter rights in America,” Clinton said. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, responding to Lewis’ endorsement of Clinton, said: “Barack Obama has great admiration for John Lewis and understands his long relationship with Bill Clinton. He looks forward to his support when Barack Obama is the nominee.” Obama has the backing of another civil-rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who said in March that the Illinois senator has his vote.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Glendale cop force grows in 100 years

first_img When it comes to unorthodox policing styles, officers still have fond memories of Maynard Kenney, who was with the department from 1955 to 1985. Kenney was known to sing into his police loudspeaker from the top of Adams Hill. When he went to a domestic disturbance call, he would sit on the couple’s couch, ask for an ashtray and ask the fighting couple to work out their problems. “In some ways, cops in 2006 are restricted,” said retired police Capt. Mike Post, author of a pictorial history on the department. “Maynard Kenney probably solved more problems with a little bit of couch counseling than any of us were able to do in the last 20 years.” Fear struck Glendale in the late 1970s, when the bodies of several young women and girls turned up in and around the city. Soon, residents were on the lookout for the Hillside Stranglers, who turned out to be two cousins, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who raped and strangled their victims in Buono’s Glendale upholstery shop, where he also lived. “It was right across the street from the barber shop where a lot of the cops got their hair cut,” Perkins said. Prosecutors won convictions against Buono for the deaths of nine of the victims; Bianchi pleaded guilty and testified against Buono. Both received life sentences in 1983. Another big case ended in 1998, when former Glendale fire Capt. John Orr was sent to prison for life after being convicted of setting fires while working as an arson investigator. One of the fires he set at a South Pasadena hardware store killed four people. Including Smith, the Tropico marshal, four Glendale officers have been killed in the line of duty. The most recent death was in 1997, when Investigator Charles Lazzaretto was shot in a warehouse by a man wanted for questioning in an attempted-murder case. “He was a friendly detective,” Perkins said. “He was professional from the word go.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – In the early years of the Glendale Police Department, most officers patrolled on foot. So when a motorist refused to pull over, they had to get creative. In December 1925, an officer tried to stop a drunken driver, but the driver refused to comply. Luckily, another car happened to drive by, so the officer jumped on that car’s running board, ordered the motorist to follow the drunk and fired several shots at the suspect. The sober citizen at the wheel ended up getting an assist on the daring arrest, forcing the drunken driver to the curb. As the Glendale Police Department approaches its 100th anniversary, colorful moments like that abound, as well as history-making cases – from the Hillside Stranglers to the Glendale arson investigator who himself was setting fires. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Police work has changed since Glendale became a city 100 years ago this month with a city marshal who doubled as the law-and-order man and its fire chief. For veteran officers today, life on the beat is a world away even from when they first started decades ago. “When I came on, we had no portable radios and you always carried a dime in your pocket,” said Lt. Jon Perkins, who joined the department in 1973. “Because if you went on a foot pursuit and chased some crook and got four or five blocks, you dragged the crook to a pay phone and called the station.” The first officer in the Glendale area killed in the line of duty was Charles Whitney Smith, marshal for the city of Tropico, later annexed by Glendale. Smith had already been told he was fired, but he wanted to finish his day. So on his last day, Jan. 9, 1915, he was shot to death when he tried to stop a robbery suspect on a street car. Glendale police officers took on bootleggers and airmen in the 1920s, a decade when the department had both a “liquor detail” and an “air policeman” charged with citing pilots for flying violations committed over the city. In 1944, the Glendale city manager took on Police Chief V.B. Browne over suspected officer corruption, and Browne was asked to resign for failing to control his staff. But Browne asked to stay on as a patrolman, and he walked a beat until his retirement in 1948. last_img read more

$10 million in new budget for parks plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The vision project is funded largely through an assessment approved by property owners in 2002 as well as other sources, such as park development fees. “These are great projects,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. “They get us closer to the goals we have laid out for the vision project.” Also in the parks and recreation plans in the upcoming budget are a jazz, wine and cheese festival to be held sometime next spring and the addition of three movie nights at Oasis Park. The 2006-07 budget is down about $24 million from this year’s budget. The reduction is mainly from the completion of large projects, such as the transportation center and the completion of the city’s new water park, DryTown. The budget has a general fund, which provides for the city’s day-to-day operations, of $71.8 million, up 5.5 percent from this year’s budget. Just over $18 million of that amount is going toward public safety, up $1 million from this year. PALMDALE – The city’s 2006-07 budget continues the push to bring Palmdale’s “Vision for the Future” parks project to fruition, adding a westside recreation center and covers for two pools. The $194.8 million budget, which covers the fiscal year beginning July 1, includes more than $10 million for the vision project. The project involves creating two super parks – an expanded Marie Kerr Park on the westside, anchored by an amphitheater, and the Oasis Park on the eastside, featuring a water park. The proposed budget includes $8.2 million for Marie Kerr Park, including the addition of 16,800-square-foot recreation center, a cover for the park’s swimming pool and improvements to the amphitheater. Also under the vision project is $2 million for Oasis Park, which will include a cover for that park’s pool. The increase in public safety funding is mainly going toward addressing rising costs in the city’s sheriff’s contract. The budget includes funding for one additional deputy. Ledford said he anticipates the city making additional adjustments to its law enforcement efforts at the mid-year budget review. By that time, the city will have a clearer picture of what relief might becoming in regards to about two dozen vacant sheriff’s deputy positions that are now being covered by deputies working overtime. The proposed budget includes $4.5 million for the city’s effort to establish a power plant. The city is in negotiations with Lockheed Martin for a site near Sierra Highway and Avenue M adjacent to Air Force Plant 42. The city is looking to secure permits to allow the construction of a 550-megawatt power plant. City officials anticipate the permitting process to take about two years. The proposed budget includes the addition of 13 staff members, which would raise the number of full-time city employees to 339. With the exception of a recreation coordinator for parks and recreation, the new staff additions would be for public works, primarily for maintenance work. james.skeen@dailynews.com (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

England line up: the team to start tonight – based on statistical evidence

first_img 7. Centre midfield: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) has a rating of 7.01 for his performances this season 3. Centre back: John Stones (Manchester City) has a rating of 7.16 for his performances this season 8. Right attack: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) has a rating of 8.24 for his performances this season 11 2. Right back: Kyle Walker (Tottenham) has a rating of 7.48 for his performances this season 11 11 11 6. Centre midfield: Eric Dier (Tottenham) has a rating of 7 for his performances this season 11 9. Attacking midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham) has a rating of 7.26 for his performances this season 11 11 5. Left back: Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) has a rating of 6.72 for his performances this season England’s penultimate World Cup qualifier takes place tonight, with a win all that’s needed for the Three Lions to book their place in next summer’s tournament in Russia.As always, Gareth Southgate’s possible team selection is garnering attention and ahead of kick off, talkSPORT.com has put together an XI who the stats say should be starting.Scroll through the gallery above to see who, from England’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania, should start according to WhoScored.com ratings. 11 4. Centre back: Harry Maguire (Leicester City) has a rating of 7.25 for his performances this season 11 1. Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton) has a rating of 6.79 for his performances this season – click the arrow above, right, to see which team should start for England based on stats 11 10. Left attack: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) has a rating of 7.52 for his performances this season 11 11. Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham) has a rating of 7.98 for his performances this seasonlast_img read more

Tottenham duo Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld out of Crystal Palace clash

first_imgTottenham captain Hugo Lloris and defender Toby Alderweireld will both miss Sunday’s game at home to Crystal Palace through injury.Mauricio Pochettino said the pair will undergo scans on Friday, with the club set to learn whether either have a chance of being fit for the north London derby against Arsenal later this month.Alderweireld suffered a hamstring strain and Lloris a groin injury during Spurs’ 3-1 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday and they now face a race against time to line up against the Gunners on November 18.“They are now going to do a scan this afternoon, tomorrow we’ll have a better idea,” Pochettino said.“We can guess but we must wait for information after scan and assessment from the doctor.”Eric Dier is likely to drop into the back three against Palace while Michel Vorm will replace Lloris in goal as Tottenham look to maintain momentum following their sensational win over Madrid.Despite their success in the Champions League, however, Spurs still trail Manchester City by eight points in the Premier League and Pochettino insists there is no room for complacency this weekend.“We finished the game against Real Madrid and we were sitting with coaching staff in the manager’s room,” Pochettino said.“We knew it was a fantastic victory but we started planning the next game and not only the next game but the game against Arsenal. For us it’s so important to reduce the gap.“The game against United was very painful – to lose the way we lost. Now, after that victory against Real Madrid, it’s to be focused on the game against Crystal Palace. It has the same value as the Real Madrid game.”Tottenham can also rely on at least two of their rivals dropping points on Sunday as City host Arsenal and Manchester United travel to Chelsea.“Manchester City are doing very well. In the Premier League and Champions League they’re showing unbelievable performance. They’re the most in-form team in Europe today,” Pochettino said.“But of course, it’s a long way (to go). the challenge is to keep their form and maintain for the whole season.”Pochettino said Harry Kane reported no ill-effects from the game against Madrid after he missed last weekend’s loss to United with a hamstring injury but Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama remain unavailable.Lamela has been training with the first team for a few weeks but the winger is still not ready to return following his year-long absence due to a problem with his hips.“His problem is not mental, his problem was and is real.” Pochettino said. “For Sunday it’s too difficult but maybe after international break, he can be available again.”Wanyama has been out since August with a knee injury and Pochettino could not confirm the midfielder would play again before the end of the year. Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris 1last_img read more

DEAL DONE: Tomer Hemer signs new 18-month contract with Brighton

first_img1 Tomer Hemed has scored twice in the Premier League this season Tomer Hemed has signed a new 18-month contract with Brighton.The 30-year-old striker, who has scored twice so far for the Seagulls in their maiden Premier League season, has committed his future to the club until June 2019.The Israel international arrived from Spanish side Almeria in June 2015 and was a key player as Brighton finished second in the Sky Bet Championship to win promotion in April.Manager Chris Hughton told the club’s official website: “Tomer has been brilliant for the club since we signed him. He has scored crucial goals in both the Championship and Premier League in his time here.“He was a key player for us in our promotion-winning season, and this season he has made the step up to the Premier League.“We have all been absolutely delighted with his contribution, and this new contract is hard-earned and well deserved.”Hemed has made 88 league appearances for Brighton in total, scoring 30 goals.last_img read more

At least 2 dead from heat in state

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Triple-digit temperatures covered much of the Southwest on Sunday, and in California, the power grid manager warned the state might declare an emergency for the second-straight day due to soaring electricity use. Excessive heat warnings were in effect through parts of Southern California, where temperatures were expected to reach 99 degrees in downtown Los Angeles and 115 degrees in nearby Woodland Hills, where the mercury hit a record-setting 119 degrees Saturday. No relief was expected until at least midweek, as weather conditions conspired to bake California’s normally cool coast for the third day in a row and bring Midwest-style humidity into the usually arid Central Valley. Sweltering heat was being blamed Sunday for at least two deaths in Northern California, including a resident at a nursing home who died after the facility’s air conditioning system failed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesIn Stockton, crews evacuated more than 100 patients early Sunday from the Beverly Healthcare Center after the nursing home’s air conditioning gave out and two patients were hospitalized with heat-related stress, said police spokesman Pete Smith. One patient died, and the other was in critical condition. The evacuated were taken to hospitals and care centers from Sacramento to Modesto. Investigators were looking into possible criminal charges, although it was too early to tell whether the facility’s operators were negligent, Smith said. “It was very hot inside the facility, and you have to remember we’re talking about elderly and infirm people who can’t withstand the heat like a younger person would,” he said. The nursing home’s phone was busy and a call to Beverly Healthcare’s corporate headquarters in Fort Smith, Ark., was not immediately returned. In Modesto, a patient at Doctors Medical Center died Saturday of heart failure apparently caused by the heat after being admitted with a 106-degree temperature, hospital officials said. Two others were hospitalized with 108-degree temperatures, including one who remained in critical condition Sunday. Hospital officials declined to release additional details. Nine out of 11 Bay Area cities tracked by the National Weather Service broke heat records Saturday. On Sunday, forecasters issued a heat advisory for the southern and eastern regions of the San Francisco Bay area. Morgan Hill was expected to hit a searing 112 degrees, while Livermore was expected to reach 111 degrees. Sizzling temperatures forced people in Northern California to seek shade, including Juan Soto, who ducked under an awning outside the Ferry Building while cradling his 7-year-old son J.J. “It’s hot for him,” Soto said. “He loves water. I have to find a swimming pool for him.” State electricity officials warned of possible power emergencies if electricity demand remained high and a power plant that went off-line Saturday, prompting a stage-one emergency, isn’t fixed, said Gregg Fishman, spokesman for the California Independent System Operator. “Today’s going to be close,” he said. “We just have to see where we go.” Scorching temperatures were the result of a high-pressure system mixed with humidity from subtropical moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico, according to Jamie Meyer, a National Weather Service meteorologist. The high pressure will drop off somewhat in the coming days along with the humidity, causing temperatures to fall a few degrees each day until midweek, she said. The remnants of a storm passing through Los Angeles County might provide some relief in the early afternoon, but authorities predicted temperatures would quickly soar later in the day. Associated Press writers Jeremiah Marquez in Los Angeles and Marcus Wohlsen in San Francisco contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A changing nation

first_img“We’re going back to our melting-pot roots,” Frey said. “We’re entering a stage that’s more like the 1915 100 million era than the 1967 200 million era.” In 1915, immigrants made up 15 percent of the U.S. population. That dropped to 5 percent in 1967 with a more insular post-World War II white, middle-class population. Today, immigrants have increased to 12 percent of the population. In 1915, however, U.S. immigrants mostly came from Germany; today they primarily come from Mexico. In the San Fernando Valley, Latinos made up 46.1 percent of the population two years ago. Daniel Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at CSUN, said that with the shift has come an infusion of new cultural experiences. “Throughout the Valley you get authentic Latino places here, cultural events are celebrated … (ethnic) supermarkets are spreading through the Valley and becoming anchor stores,” he said. But it’s not just the faces and culture of Americans that are changing. Since 1915, the cost of a first-class stamp has soared from 2 to 39 cents; life expectancy has risen from just over 54 years to nearly 78; and silent movies have given way to iPods. There were 2.9 million people in all of California in 1915 – just double the 1.5 million who live in the San Fernando Valley today. The city of Los Angeles had 447,000 people – a fraction of the 4 million today – and it had just annexed nearly 170 square miles of the San Fernando Valley, including Van Nuys, in anticipation of a land boom fueled with water from the Owens Valley. A four-room furnished apartment in Los Angeles went for $30 a month, and an hour-long music lesson cost a buck. In the Capitol, the House of Representatives rejected giving women the vote, while scientists for the first time photographed Pluto – and foreshadowed this year’s news by not recognizing it as a planet. A half-century later – at the 200 million mark in 1967 – the nation was in the midst of the Vietnam War. It was the year three Apollo 1 astronauts were killed in a launchpad fire, Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Driven by the aerospace industry and the opportunity for suburban homeownership, the Valley’s population neared 965,000, Los Angeles’s population soared to 2.7 million and Los Angeles County’s hit 6.9 million. Five-bedroom homes in the western Valley were selling for $38,000. Lovebirds could watch “The Dirty Dozen” at Valley drive-ins from new T-Birds costing $3,860, while kids ate 49-cent TV dinners and watched the Walt Disney show and “Gentle Ben.” In 1967, the Golden State topped 19 million people. Now, as the nation hits the 300 million mark, it has emerged as the world’s sole superpower but faces new threats from terrorism. California’s population has nearly doubled to 37.1 million people and L.A. County’s has topped 10 million. The median home price stands at $595,000 – more than 10 times the cost of a Valley home in 1967. SUVs, including the Hummer H2, cell phones, iPods and fascination with reality shows like “American Idol” increasingly define the pop culture landscape. Americans largely have moved off the farm and are facing a period of soul searching, both sobering and exhilarating. “We work in front of a blue screen,” said James David Ballard, a CSUN associate professor of sociology. “The main thing we work on is the accumulation of money and fun. “We consume a whole different kind of entertainment than our parents did in 1967: We text message, they dialed a phone; we have Wikipedia, they had an encyclopedia; we listen to iPods, they had 45s and 33s, or 8-tracks. “We’ve seen a resurgence in faith in some people, but it’s more fundamentalist.” But we also may be more cynical than our parents and ancestors as the possibilities for the future don’t necessarily seem so endless. “There’s a new realism that your kids may not be richer, better off, more educated than you are,” Ballard said. beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’U.S. Census experts have extrapolated the exact time the U.S. will hit the milestone based on estimates that the U.S. population adds one person every 11 seconds. That means one birth every seven seconds, one death every 13 seconds and one immigrant entering the country every 31 seconds. And the growth has been accelerating since America hit the 100 million mark in 1915. It took 52 years – until 1967 – for the population to add another 100 million residents. But it’s taken just 39 years since then to add 100 million more. And the demographic changes have been just as rapid. Experts say in some fundamental ways the country is cycling back to its origins. Somewhere in Los Angeles at 4:46 a.m. Tuesday, a baby boy with Mexican parents is expected to become the 300 millionth person in the United States. Likely to be christened Angel or Jose, the newborn will mark a population milestone and reflect the dramatic changes that have reshaped the region and the country. Today, a growing portion of the U.S. population is Latino, Los Angeles has emerged as a key population center, there are more births than new immigrants, and baby boys outnumber girls. “That 300 millionth baby boy is symbolic of where America is going in the 21st century melting pot,” said William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., who predicted the profile of resident number 300 million. last_img read more

St. Paul may need soph QB

first_img2:10 p.m. Already competing with one of the southland’s toughest high school football schedules, St. Paul takes on another ranked team Friday night when unbeaten Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section’s top division (Pac-5), comes to town. And the host Swordsmen (3-3) most likely will have to face the Knights (6-0) with a sophomore quarterback. Coach Pete Gonzalez indicated Andrew Canales will probably get the call in favor of regular starter Adrian Gallegos, who suffered a hand injury in last week’s 23-13 loss to Loyola. The hand was swollen early this week, and Gonzalez may plan to hold him out in order to have him ready for the Mission League opener next week against Chaminade. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

What I Blew My Accessibility Budget On

first_imgA parallel text-only accessible version of the site, available by clicking a tiny link at the end of the footer #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Bruce Lawson (@brucel) February 19, 2015Spending My Accessibility Budget WiselyThe following day, a new hashtag campaign started, #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely, with recommendations on how to spend your accessibility budget wisely. Useful advice flowed on Twitter as web accessibility experts shared their tips:Build #accessibility into my UI style guide #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— Gen-axe-er (@dylanbarrell) February 20, 2015 Creating video with no captions or transcript. #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) February 19, 2015 Don’t waste time writing a long, detailed technical #accessibility statement that no-one will read #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— david sloan (@sloandr) February 20, 2015 Set requirements, objectives, priorities and constraints for new project. Wove accessibility throughout. #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— Eric Wright (@ewaccess) February 20, 2015 Testing my website with a screen reader. http://t.co/JLTgAhaNPN#SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— David Swallow (@davidofyork) February 20, 2015 #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn Rewriting all the code because we said “we’ll add accessibility later.”— Sarah Bourne (@sarahebourne) February 19, 2015 Testing my website with a screen reader. http://t.co/JLTgAhaNPN#SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— David Swallow (@davidofyork) February 20, 2015It was fun to get our frustrations out about accessibility decisions made on web projects. But what I enjoyed most was reading the tips for spending your accessibility budget wisely.Do you have any tips or experiences to share about accessibility budgets in web projects? Share them in the comments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: August 5, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn when to use a switch or checkbox, discover a new YouTube channel dedicated to accessibility, find out about the broken link feature in the next WordPress release, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: November 18, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn four ways to declutter your design, find out how designing accessible sites affects everyone, discover how to share an unpublished WordPress post, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: April 3, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll learn about ten threats to the quality of online research, find out how StoryCorps uses WordPress to enable storytelling, learn about the features in Project Spartan, and more. Each Friday I publish a post with my favorite resources for…In “Web design & development links” Hired a react, angular, ember, knockout, *.js competent person instead of, you know, someone who knew HTML..#WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Daniel Göransson (@DanielGoransson) February 20, 2015 Arbitrarily changing CSS frameworks.#WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— @heydon@mastodon.social (@heydonworks) February 19, 2015 Outsourcing our core competency only to have to rewrite to clean it up. #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Ellen King (@ellenking) February 21, 2015 Planning and designing for inclusion from inception #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— Neil Milliken (@NeilMilliken) February 20, 2015 Finding the perfect light grey to fit the white background.. #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Daniel Göransson (@DanielGoransson) February 20, 2015 It all started with a tweet by Heydon Pickering last month, encouraging people on Twitter to join the conversation about web project accessibility budgets: I’m starting a new #hashtag. It’s #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn. Do join in.— @heydon@mastodon.social (@heydonworks) February 19, 2015Pickering, an accessibility advocate, author of the book Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications, and web accessibility editor for Smashing Magazine kicked off the Twitter conversation with his tweets:Fading all the elements in at different intervals on page load for some reason.#WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— @heydon@mastodon.social (@heydonworks) February 19, 2015center_img Publishing a printable PDF form because we wanted to move our services online. #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Jason Kiss (@jkiss) February 19, 2015 60fps !!!1! #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— patrick h. lauke (@patrick_h_lauke) February 19, 2015 Speaking to some disabled people about #ux of our current site before we make assumptions about the redesign #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— david sloan (@sloandr) February 20, 2015 Don’t say that people with disabilities aren’t a part of your target population. 1 of 5 ppl w/ disability. #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely #a11y— Pratik Patel (@ppatel) February 20, 2015 An animated logo.#WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— @heydon@mastodon.social (@heydonworks) February 19, 2015which snowballed into a barrage of tweets from designers and developers around the world, sharing their stories. I nodded as I read the tweets. I’ve worked on web projects that didn’t focus on accessibility or said it would be added in the “next version.” I’ve seen thousands of dollars spent on video equipment and production. And then saw the few hundred dollars budget for video captions/transcripts eliminated with the explanation, “we don’t have the money.”Here are a few of my favorite #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn tweets:A carousel no one ever clicks. #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Adrian Roselli 🗯 (@aardrian) February 19, 2015 #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn You have an accessibility budget??!— Sarah Bourne (@sarahebourne) February 19, 2015 Just read tweets with #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn If you are a web developer/designer, it is funny and sad but true all at the same time.— Alicia Jarvis (She/Her), CPACC, CSM (@AJarvis728) February 20, 2015 Restructuring & letting go the blind #a11y tester on staff. #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Nat Astor (@nattarnoff) February 20, 2015 Building Audio Description into our narration for all videos #SpendingMyA11yBudgetWisely— Michele Christian (@Michele2323) February 20, 2015 #WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn waiting until the lawsuit before implementing…— Steve Faulkner (@stevefaulkner) February 19, 2015 * { outline: 0; -webkit-ring-focus-color: rgba(0,0,0,0);}#WhatIBlewMyA11yBudgetOn— Stuart Robson (@StuRobson) February 19, 2015last_img read more