Articles by Lisa Pappas

Photo of LisaLisa Pappas is an accessibility analyst with SAS Institute ( She authored the Institute’s accessibility white paper “Universal Design: A Commitment to Accessible Software.” She works with software testers to identify and prioritize accessibility issues, with development teams to address issues found, and with sales to complete accessibility checklists used in procurement. She is past co-manager of the STC AccessAbility SIG, an STC Associate Fellow, and current director-at-large. She has received several STC awards including Distinguished Technical Communication in the International Online Communication Competition (1999).

New Standards to Help Screen Readers Navigate Web Forms: Techniques to Improve Usability for All

Introduction Web 2.0 entices web authors with dynamic capabilities, but these advances in performance and functionality have proven a barrier to a growing contingent of users. Many interactive web elements, including forms with dynamic updates and error validation, can be disorienting to users and inaccessible to blind people who use a screen reader to access […] [Read More]