This is the help page for A11yBuzz. Since the site's brand new, you can expect lots of changes. That includes better 'Help' one of these days.
How it Works
A11yBuzz is designed to be a huge link repository for all things related to accessibility. All content on the site comes directly from submissions by registered users of the site. Visitors to the site can register to contribute. Then, they can access the submission form and add new links to the system. It's that simple.
Registration & Login
Access to the resources on the site is completely free and requires no registration of any kind. Users who intend to submit links must register by activating the link labeled, quite obviously, "Register". Upon successfully submitting the form, we will send you a confirmation e-mail. Confirm your registration by following the link in that e-mail. All memberships must also be approved by an A11yBuzz administrator. You will get an e-mail when we've approved your membership. All memberships must be approved as a means to thwart spam. Because of the freedom offered by users being able to just submit links to the site we need to manually ensure the legitimacy of all users.
If you don't receive the confirmation & approval emails, check your spam folder.
Quality Standards for Contributions
Because our goal is to create the go-to aggregator of accessibility information, we need to take certain steps to ensure quality of the submission. This means that all submissions are manually approved by an admin. We're new. We're learning. We have no idea what the volume might be like in this little experiment. As a consequence you may want to anticipate there being quite a while before your submission actually shows up. Don't worry. We don't hate you or anything, we just have other stuff to do - like the jobs that make us money.
If your submission is declined, don't take offense. We still love you.
A11yBuzz is programmed to do pretty heavy handed rejection of things that look like spam. No, we won't tell you what we're looking for. Most people won't run into any problems. If you think you've gotten rejected by an anti-spam measure, contact us and we'll sort it out.
We utilize a black list of terms that must not appear in the submitted page, respectively. Generally speaking the black list blocks the kinds of things you can expect it to, like dirty words and such. However, other things may get blocked that you don't expect, such as links to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Flickr and sites like that. Generally we find that such links are unlikely to fit our quality standards, so we just don't accept them.
The topics on A11yBuzz are mostly static. By that, we mean users can't modify them or add to them in anyway. We are, however, very willing to accept suggestions for improvement on topics we should include. Please contact us if you have any good ideas.
All entries on the site are driven by registered users who submit them. All entries are approved by administrators prior to display.
The most recent entries are listed in the exact order they appear, with the newest approved entries at the top of the list. This list is limited to 50, though this may change.
Most Popular Topics & Entries
The most popular topics and entries are tracked based upon the # of times they're accessed. To avoid abuse, this is tracked only once per user. In other words, you can click a link a thousand times but it only gets counted once.
Our site automatically archives accessibility-related tweets. Every few minutes, we ping Twitter to grab the latest Tweets. In addition to archiving the accessibility tweets, we also pull links from those tweets to put them in the queue for potential inclusion on the site.